New Year's Day, 2005
Earlier this year, the New York Times Magazine published
Sontag's essay on prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. Here she argues
that "the photographs are us" and that, in fact, the abuse
of Iraqi prisoners was a consequence of policy decisions made at
the highest levels of the U.S. government.
Sontag was never afraid of controversy, and regardless of whether or not you agree with her, you can't deny that her writing is compelling. Rest in peace, Ms. Sontag.
You may want to visit the New York Times' Susan Sontag retrospective page.