None Dare Call It Kafkaesque

Franz Kafka's classic novel The Trial (1925) is the surreal story of Joseph K., a man who is accused of nameless charges that can never be fully refuted and about which he can get no firm information. The Clinton White House seems to feel it is in a similar predicament.

The Trial

K. went on, "Though I am accused of something, I cannot recall the slightest offense that might be charged against me."

K. went on, "There can be no doubt that behind my arrest and today's interrogation, there is a great organization at work."

K. is told, "One must really...

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