Study this story. Our future depends on a vigilant and informed people. The truth is hard to find, but in John Laughland we are fortunate to have a man blessed with the three qualities for which Anatole France wrote, in 'The Revolt of the Angels,' that Lucifer was banished from Heaven: 'liberty, curiosity and doubt'. That is the freedom to seek all facts, the desire to find the truth and the scepticism, since even facts can be the enemy of truth, to scrutinize what you find with care. In our time of consummate obfuscation and manipulation skills and scepticism of a John Laughland are the best resource we have to find the truth that can set us free. -- Ramsey Clark
About the Author
Michael Otterman is an award-winning freelance journalist and human rights consultant. He was a recent visiting scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He is the author of American Torture (Pluto, 2007).