Tuesday, December 13, 2005

One of the Saddest Things I Have Ever Read

In the current issue of the New Yorker, Orhan Pamuk, leading Turkish writer and fighter for democracy, closes his article, "On Trial" about his current troubles with Turkish authorities with this statement:
"But these days the lies about the war in Iraq and the reports of secret C.I.A. prisons have so damaged the West’s credibility in Turkey and in other nations that it is more and more difficult for people like me to make the case for true Western democracy in my part of the world."

*If you get an error message on the second link, click on The Talk of the Town and then on On Trial

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