Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Razor Wire Looking Glass - Greg Egan

"Exactly the same kind of brutal extremism that lay behind the atrocity in Bali has torn at the lives of everyone in our detention centres, but a succession of bureaucratic stuff-ups and cynical political acts has seen these victims' suffering prolonged, year after year. They've been trapped behind the razor wire looking glass, where Orwell and Kafka meet Lewis Carroll, and reason, justice and compassion mean whatever a politician wants them to mean."

5 out of 5

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