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220px-TrialKafka If you haven’t, please watch Frontline’s The United States of Secrets. Also, note that the American government engages is a policy of malicious and false prosecution to induce cooperation and silence dissent when it suits their interests.On the balance I do think America is the “good guys,” but the world is a lot more Song and Ice of Fire than Lord of the Rings. Many Americans are complacent about government abuse of power because they don’t ever think that they’ll be subject to capricious and corrupt prosecution. Out of sight, out of mind. Meanwhile those in the halls of power understand that there’s a different set of rules for them. These are facts, and I hope the reality of these facts makes Americans more conscious of how people in other nations view us.

• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Civil Liberties, NSA 
Razib Khan
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"I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. If you want to know more, see the links at"