Jefferson–Pursuit of the Avenues of Truth

The Bush Administration has passed into history but the forces that sustained it remain powerful and they continue to press for secrecy surrounding misdeeds of the past–the practice of torture and cruelty introduced as policy of the government, lawless surveillance, the crude manipulation of the justice system for partisan political gain. But the struggle to expose these misdeeds is not purely a matter of history, because secrecy provides a cloak that insures continuity–even into a government which on the surface pledges to remedy the abuses of the past.

Harper’s Magazine

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