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  •  It is a little dated (1+ / 0-)
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    but read Robert Ruark's novel "Something of Value" on the MauMau rebellion and the effect of quashing the revolt on the settlers.

    I believe it was either Hughes or Angelou who pointed out that slavery warps the slaveowner far more than it ever does the slave because only the slave's body is in thrall.  

    •  Funny you should mention slavery... (0+ / 0-) I was jotting down my comment, it occured to me that many of the people justifying and supporting torture are the spiritual, geographical, and perhaps literal heirs of the people who justified and supported slavery.

      "The Romans brought on their own demise, but it took them centuries. Bush has finished America in a mere 7 years." -- Paul Craig Roberts

      by Roddy McCorley on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 01:49:28 PM PST

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