Why this topic?  I wish that I could say I had heard of the time “voluntourism” before this month, but like many of you I suspect that it’s a new thing.  It’s obviously volunteer + tourism. I’ve just resigned from my job as a lawyer in Auckland, NZ, and have decided to head to Sri […]

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The CIA, torture, and the loss of privacy

An Introduction This is a guest post by a friend of mine in the political sphere.  It’s a breakdown of the “Torture Memos” that got a lot of press at the end of last year.  If you’re not American like me this subject was a rascal to get to the bottom of, and I turned […]

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