Sontag's tone is intellectual. She proceeds carefully and analytically. There are occasional cracks in Sontag's objectivity when addressing matters of human suffering and exploitation. It is readily apparent that she is opposed to war even as she accepts its inevitability. It is also apparent, by way of subtext, that Sontag is not a fan of the American president George W. Bush. To her credit, Sontag keeps her political opinions separate from her arguments.