Otto Warmbier and American Exceptionalism

On state violence, injustice, and double standards.

Aaron Ross Powell
3 min readAug 31, 2017

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Time for some whataboutism.

Otto Warmbier, an American college student, traveled with friends to North Korea where he was arrested, charged with stealing a propaganda poster in his hotel, convicted, and sentenced to over a decade of hard labor.

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Aaron Ross Powell

Host of the ReImagining Liberty podcast. Writer and political ethicist. Former think tank scholar.