Representation Through Humiliation

3/18/2005

I Heart Torture

Eugene Volokh:
I like civilization, but some forms of savagery deserve to be met not just with cold, bloodless justice but with the deliberate infliction of pain, with cruel vengeance rather than with supposed humaneness or squeamishness. I think it slights the burning injustice of the murders, and the pain of the families, to react in any other way.

And, yes, I know this aligns me in this instance with the Iranian government -- but even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and in this instance the Iranians are quite correct.


Yes. I Heart Torture. Screw humaneness. What's that? Humaness? please. Humaness is for those who care about other members of the human race. And please, who 's going to admit to being one of those people?