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What it Means to Be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present by Joanna Bourke | The Observer

Noticing a dog in an air-conditioned kennel, a British detainee at Guantánamo Bay said to the guards, “I want his rights” – only to be told: “That dog is a member of the US army.” Clive Stafford Smith, representing the inmates, said “it would be a huge step for mankind if the judges gave our clients the same rights as the animals”.

Read more here: What it Means to Be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present by Joanna Bourke – review | Books | The Observer.

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