The Need For A Liberal Arts Education
brings his own inimitable style to the whole issue of habeas corpus
and in the end displays one of the common threads of a liberal arts education, which does not require going to college, only the ability and willingness to read.
After he outlines the tortured labyrinthine logic by which Graham attempts to flush a millennia of legal precedent down the odious latrine of Guantánamo, he declares by quote the effort to be "Kafkaesque".
To those unfamiliar with his writings, I have often described Franz Kafka
as Joseph Heller
without the humor.
After the Shrubbery, the world will be ready for a Kafka revival. Even in translation from his native German, his descriptions of bureaucracies based on a short term of employment in an insurance company have never been surpassed.
It would be a publishing triumph: The Shrubbery
by Franz Kafka, illustrations by Hieronymus Bosch