Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Naomi Wolf's list

Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, chose six recent books for The Week magazine that have had a strong impact on her.

One title on her list:

Guantánamo by Michael Ratner with Ellen Ray

I can’t say this book makes pleasant reading, but it is definitely one of the most important books on my list. Written by a leading human-rights lawyer who represents Guantánamo detainees, Guantánamo will trouble your conscience. What we are doing there to innocent people as well as to people who are guilty — both of whom should face a fair trial — is far beyond what even educated people are likely to have read about.
Read more about Wolf's list.

--Marshal Zeringue