Even if Biden is able to overcome pressure from the military, from the CIA, and from Congress to shut Guantánamo down, justice will still be absent, not only because of the numerous lives that are forever shattered but because America still refuses to learn from its mistakes.
A trip to an American Psychological Association convention revealed an attempt to get back into Guantanamo Bay after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon as well as a profession that is enamored with its own power, reports Michael Brenner.
A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always intellectually edifying. This is especially true of academic disciplines in the Liberal Arts. It is a species of social institution that bears its American birthmark. Now spread throughout the developed world, it was born in the United States and evolved into its present