And in his column this week, managing editor Jude Russo examines the Durham report. While there is little surprising in the report to those that have paid attention since 2016, its modest recommendations and the FBI’s “we’ve already fixed it, trust us” response again raises the question of whether the modern security state is compatible with self-government. As Russo asks, “…will these organs and legal mechanisms always lead to entrenched cartels operating without political accountability, pursuing their own ends irrespective of the will of the people?” All signs point to yes.
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