Where is the outrage?

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Judge Napolitano’s A Nation of Sheep repeatedly asks where the outrage is. Have we become so totally unaware of (or, even worse, indifferent to) the abuses perpetrated against our freedoms? In a couple of hundred pages, Napolitano highlights the major anti-liberty episodes throughout U.S. history but concentrates most of the book on post-9/11 events.

This is a page turner that often reads like part comedy, part tragedy. Judge Napolitano exhorts us to “reject the satanic bargain which the sheep have accepted that less freedom equals more safety.”

A Nation of Sheep is one of the books to recommend this year.

10:03 pm on January 13, 2008

Where Is the Outrage?

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Over this : “U.S. warplanes pounded a suspected hideout of al-Qaida-linked militants in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 29, officials and witnesses said. Seven of the victims died when a shell hit an ambulance, a hospital official said… Dr. Ahmad Taher of the Fallujah General Hospital said at least 20 people were killed, including women and children, and 29 others wounded. An ambulance rushing from the area of the blasts was hit by a shell, killing the driver, a paramedic and five patients inside the vehicle, said another hospital official, Hamid Salaman… One explosion went off in a marketplace in Fallujah as the first vendors began to set up their stalls, wounding several people and shattering windows, witnesses said.”

5:23 pm on September 13, 2004