December 11, 2006

Sic semper tyrannis: Pinochet passes

Unfortunately, the classic "thus always to tyrants," courtesy of Brutus as he and his senatorial colleagues stab Julius Caesar to death on the floor of the Roman Senate isn't quite accurate, as the Chilean dictator passed in a hospital this weekend, isolated from much of the world but hardly slain by his countrymen.

May the whispers of the disappeared follow him into the afterlife.

Christopher Hitchens sums up the case against Pinochet in a properly damning post over at

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