There's our moral obtuseness that allows us to debate torture -- then there is our imperviousness to realities beyond our borders.
I'm a sucker for a story in a picture. The illustration to the left is such a clear image of what U.S. society values that I cannot resist recycling it from Rising Hegemon, via The Left Coaster.
I assume the cover design for the United States is a smart market choice, that the Newsweek powers-that-be know what sells where.
I suppose it might be worth the trouble to let them know that the internet creates a global fishbowl. Phone number for Newsweek switchboard: 212-445-4000; Hours Tue-Sat, after 10 a.m., EDT.