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The Empathy Gap

The fascinating Teju Cole talks to Mother Jones about drones, Twitter activism, and identity:

TC: Killing a bunch of people in Sudan and Yemen and Pakistan, it’s like, “Who cares—we don’t know them.” But the current discussion is framed as “When can the President kill an American citizen?” Now in my mind, killing a non-American citizen without due process is just as criminal as killing an American citizen without due process—but whatever gets us to the table to discuss this thing, we’re going to take it.

The drone tweets are almost impossible to read, but that…would be the idea.


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