Scott Horton

In “Justice after Bush: Prosecuting an outlaw administration” Scott Horton in the December Harpers writes,

Americans may wish to avoid what is necessary. We may believe that concerns about presidential lawbreaking are naive. That all presidents commit crimes. We may pretend that George W. Bush and his senior officers could not have committed crimes significantly worse than those of their predecessors. We may fear what it would mean to acknowledge such crimes, much less to punish them. But avoiding this task, simply “moving on,” is not possible.

His article will be the springboard for a December 4 forum at NYU forum, After Torture: Discussing a Plan for Justice in the Post-Bush Era.

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