Friday, May 21, 2004

Abu Ghraib in Context

As so often happens in the mainstream media and even at times in the alternative media, the scandal-of-the-moment is being fetishized to the extent that the overall oppressive nature of the context does not receive the attention it deserves.

Here's a piece of trenchant analysis of the so-called "prison abuse scandal" that powerfully links scandal and context, by academic Joseph Massad in the Egyption weekly Al-Ahram.

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