"Setting the Conditions" for Abu Ghraib: The Prison Nation Abroad

@article{Brown2005SettingTC,
  title={"Setting the Conditions" for Abu Ghraib: The Prison Nation Abroad},
  author={Michelle Brown},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={57},
  pages={973 - 997}
}
I am referring to a state of doubleness of social being in which one moves in bursts between somehow accepting the situation as normal, only to be thrown into a panic or shocked into disorientation by an event, a rumor, a sight, something said, or not said—something that even while it requires the normal in order to make its impact, destroys it. You find this with the terrible poverty in a Third World society and now in the centers of U.S. cities too, such as Manhattan; people like you and me… Expand
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