I read a thesis about gun violence in the African American community — written by a white graduate student. One of his conclusions was "...African Americans feel grief, just like normal people." A thesis that was accepted, BTW.

» 8/29/13 11:07pm 8/29/13 11:07pm

I'd think every State Dept. member would have drones in their pockets which they can wield out. That's usually the American action and response in Pakistan, anyway. Someone handed you a samosa? Droned! A person offered you a cup of chai? Droned! Does that 8 year old boy coming your way look like a shady character?… » 8/08/13 11:29pm 8/08/13 11:29pm

I'd be hesitant to read it. I'm not sure I could handle reading detailed descriptions of assault, abuse, despair, and destruction of the human spirit. On the other hand, I'd want to read it to know what one human being is capable of doing to another. » 7/31/13 11:37pm 7/31/13 11:37pm