Sunday, October 02, 2005

Value of life


Which is more depressing: that our kind used others of our kind as human sandbags almost a century ago, or that our kind abandoned others of our kind to their fates in locked cells while, as the researcher from Human Rights Watch described, floodwaters rose toward the ceiling, just this last month?


Sources:

David Remnick, High Water, New Yorker, 26 September 2005
Prisoners Abandoned to Floodwaters, Human Rights Watch, September 22, 2005