“Obama’s unique brand of legalism allows abuses like Guantánamo’s hunger strikers—strapped to a…”

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“Obama’s unique brand of legalism allows abuses like Guantánamo’s hunger strikers—strapped to a chair, bound by the hands, feet, and head—to disappear, to fade away under the lovely veneer of civility and the call for sensibleness. Encased in an affect of pure reason, law under this current government encourages our acceptance of its excesses. At the same time it destroys the conditions under which choices can be made between alternative conceptions of right and wrong or justice and injustice.” – Colin Dayan on the Gitmo hunger strikers and Obama’s “devilish way of thinking”

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