Friday, October 14, 2005

Alien and Sedition Acts

It isn’t just low culture and high nicotine cigarettes we export. We do detention camps too, internment style. Florida’s own Wackenhut Corp. in the 1990s was the chief American exporters of that commodity until Wackenhut discovered, through scandal—see below—and low returns, that it wasn’t worth the hassle. But style travels far.

In foreign policy and domestic non-white affairs Australia has been a fifty-first red state of sorts under Prime Minister John Howard, poodling along in Iraq and treating incoming foreigners like errant scud missiles to be diffused, slowly and painfully, on offshore platforms in the shape of islands. Case in point: The internment camp at Nauru. Read the rest, updated...