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Louis XIV, keeper of France’s infamous prisons, would have understood Guantanamo

Commentary: It is a modern symbol of arbitrary power that ignores due process and the rule of law.
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A hooded demonstrator is seen at a protest calling for the closure of the Guntanamo Bay detention facility infront of the White House. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Prisons have always struck fear in people’s hearts. From the dawn of history they have been used to lock human beings away who have either been anti-social or run afoul of somebody’s politics.
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