From his column:
While answering questions from these lively students, I wanted to find out how many of them knew about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012. Barack Obama signed this law, giving the president -- for the first time in American history -- the power to imprison indefinitely an American citizen "suspected" of "association" (without evidence) with terrorists. This fate comes without charge or trial.
What did these students think about that?Read the complete column:
There was silence. Not a word. They seemed to be glued to their chairs.
Nat Hentoff: This is happening in America?