The United States And Torture: "interrogation, Incarceration, And Abuse" by Marjorie CohnThe United States And Torture: "interrogation, Incarceration, And Abuse" by Marjorie Cohn

The United States And Torture: "interrogation, Incarceration, And Abuse"

EditorMarjorie Cohn

Paperback | April 1, 2012

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Torture has been a topic of national discussion ever since it was revealed that “enhanced interrogation techniques” had been authorized as part of the war on terror. The United States and Torture provides us with a larger lens through which to view America’s policy of torture, one that dissects America’s long relationship with interrogation and torture, which roots back to the 1950s and has been applied, mostly in secret, to “enemies,” ever since.

 

The United States and Torture opens with a compelling preface by Sister Dianna Ortiz, who describes the unimaginable treatment she endured in Guatemala in 1987 at the hands of the the Guatemalan government, which was supported by the United States. Following Ortiz’s preface, an interdisciplinary panel of experts offers one of the most comprehensive examinations of torture to date, beginning with the Cold War era and ending with today’s debate over accountability for torture.

Title:The United States And Torture: "interrogation, Incarceration, And Abuse"Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814769829

ISBN - 13:9780814769829

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"An excellent addition to the cannon of work relating to the post-9/11 embrace of torture by the Bush Administration as well as the subsequent erosion of constitutional and international legal principles."

-Adam L. Kress,Law and Politics Book Review