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  •  "The Torture Colony" (5+ / 0-)
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    A high degree of ick factor...

    aha, here it is, American Scholar and as I remember a relentlessly insightful article.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Thu May 23, 2013 at 02:36:40 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks, it helps add to the discussion (4+ / 0-)
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      about the culpability of clergy, which is a bigger issue now because of Pope Francis. Apologists tend to uphold the relative few who didn't comply with the junta.

      You said the air was singing / it's calling you, you don't believe / These things you've never seen / Never heard, never dreamed.

      by CayceP on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:50:50 AM PDT

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      •  It varied (1+ / 0-)
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        While there was a broad spectrum in both countries, my understanding is that the Catholic hierarchy in Argentina was much closer to the junta than was the case in Chile, where archbishop Cardinal Raul Silva Enriquez set the tone by criticizing human rights abuses and protecting dissidents.  Exactly what the new pope did during the junta is e subject of much debate.  Some say he handed over leftist priests from his order for execution, others say he merely washed his hands of the matter.  Either way, it's not inspiring.

        •  I think ultimately that's how that (1+ / 0-)
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          discussion has to function: no matter what narrative is true, its not a good one, and what that means for the Catholic Church.

          You said the air was singing / it's calling you, you don't believe / These things you've never seen / Never heard, never dreamed.

          by CayceP on Thu May 23, 2013 at 03:13:45 PM PDT

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