Day: April 3, 2017

Is Assad Another Pol Pot?

If Hitler was a uniquely evil, inhman figure, what are we to make of Assad? Is he merely a Stalin? Was Stalin merely a Stalin because we were exhausted by war and didn’t have the resources to fight him, and it would be too much to say we let a Hitler get away with it? Are Assad and Stalin and their accomplices less shocking because they aren’t Western Europeans, and so weren’t really human to begin with?

‘The hospitals were slaughterhouses’: A journey into Syria’s secret torture wards” by Louisa Loveluck and Zakaria Zakaria, The Washington Post