Notes on the Atrocities
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Friday, May 21, 2004  

When women lost their shame, it was the first step on an inevitable journey toward moral decay and, eventually, torture.

"Human beings are imperfect, and some are much more imperfect than others. But traditional norms of shame usually serve to keep their excesses within bounds. When these norms collapse, as they have done in our society, abuses like those of Abu Ghraib are among the results. Much has been made of the supposed special shame of Muslim prisoners at being stripped in front of female captors, but what about the vanished shame of American men and women in front of each other?"

NRO, of course.

posted by Jeff | 10:55 AM |
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