The number of stateless people around me was truly shocking. These people are in the worst position: missing out on the benefits and recognition that citizenship grants, but still suffering the consequences of government iniquities. These people are ghosts, much like those that Sontag alludes to when referencing those “whose deaths are not being shown”. Perhaps these people are the most marginalized group of all. Completely excluded from the political process while still being subjected to the punishment, not the protection, of the state. This is the ultimate tyranny.