Stories by Colin Dayan

Colin Dayan is Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University and author of The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons, The Story of Cruel and Unusual, and Haiti, History and the Gods. subscribe to Colin  Dayan's feed

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013, Source: Boston Review

Obama’s unique brand of legalism allows abuses like Gitmo’s hunger strikers to fade away under the lovely veneer of civility and the call for sensibleness.