• The Political Animal

    A Tale of Modern Day Injustice

    Through the interconnectedness, via Twitter, of people who do not in the least know each other comes to me this dreadful story of the horrible oppressiveness, in the service of their greater interests, of even the greatest modern democracies. If you have ever heard of Diego Garcia, it was likely during some period of U.S. military activity, when news reports would inform of the military base there, on an Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Strategically desirable during the Cold War, the base has served as launching and refueling point during dramatic air missions. Diego Garcia is, in fact, the largest island in the Chagos archipelago “a chain…