Andrew Sullivan: Torture

“The one thing we know about torture is that it was never designed in the first place to get at the actual truth of anything; it was designed in the darkest days of human history to produce false confessions in order to annihilate political and religious dissidents. And that is how it always works: it gets confessions regardless of their accuracy.”

—Andrew Sullivan, writer (b. 10 Aug 1963). 

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Andrew Sullivan: Insecure faith

“I like the pluralism of modernity; it doesn’t threaten me or my faith. And if one’s faith is dependent on being reinforced in every aspect of other people’s lives, then it is a rather insecure faith, don’t you think?”

Andrew Sullivan, author and editor (b. 10 Aug 1963) .

English: A photo of author and political comme...

A photo of author and political commentator Andrew Sullivan. Taken in Amsterdam, Holland with a Nikon D2Xs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)