Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Monday, August 31, 2009
Torture in America, less than a century ago: The brutal treatment of women protesting peacefully for the vote in front of Woodrow Wilson's White House, culminating in an almost unbelievable "night of terror" in November 1917. Hunger striker Alice Paul was tortured for weeks. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know about this before. Read about it here and here.