“The prisoners of the system will continue to rebel, as before, in ways that cannot be foreseen, at times that cannot be predicted. The new fact of our era is the chance that they may be joined by the guards. We readers and writers of books have been, for the most part, among the guards. If we understand that, and act on it, not only will life be more satisfying, right off, but our grandchildren or our great-grandchildren, might possibly see a different and marvelous world.”—The last lines of Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.
The rise of the Border South in the nineteenth century as a section was accompanied by conflict over slavery. It was a geopolitical region whose complexities of identity, commerce, and family make it both deeply Southern and at points open to other regions, cultures, and influences.
Scott Horton speaks with “four members of the Military Intelligence unit assigned to guard Camp Delta, including a decorated non-commissioned Army officer who was on duty as sergeant of the guard the night of June 9–10” about the alleged suicides of four Gitmo detainees, the absurdity of the report about their deaths, and the possibility that there was a black site being operated at Gitmo about which the American people never knew.