Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How America lost its way - Book of the Year

It's that time of the year when we want to pick the best and worst of everything. I've previously mentioned that Time Magazine had picked Dexter Filkins' The Forever War as its non fiction book of the year.  The New York Times also picked Filkins, but it also selected a book that perhaps more than any other reflects what we so aggressively turned away from in this election. The hideous depths of the Bush administrations policies that gave us "rendition," "enhanced interrogation," "warrantless domestic surveillance" and all the rest.  

Jane Mayer's The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals is truly the story of how America lost its way.

My Conversation with Jane Mayer: