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On torture

Author: Thomas C Hilde
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University, 2008.
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In surveying the realities of torture, the contributors unearth commonalities in the creation of torturers during the Algerian War, the systematic abuses that enabled Germany's Nazi regime to function, the dehumanizing manner with which the Israeli Defense Forces allegedly treat Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, and the American public's acquiescence to the new norm after the September 11 terror attacks.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Hilde
ISBN: 9780801890260 0801890268
OCLC Number: 183264033
Description: vi, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Thomas C. Hilde --
Torture on trial : prosecuting sadists and the obfuscation of systemic crime / Rebecca Wittmann --
Torture in the Algerian War / Tzvetan Todorov --
There are no tortures in Gaza / Adi Ophir --
The nation as iron maiden / Margarita Serje --
Torture, tongues, and treason / Christopher Britt Arrendondo --
The terrorist we torture : the tale of Abdul Hakim Murad / Stephanie Athey --
The torturers and their public / Alphonso Lingis --
Are there times when we have to accept torture? Are we really so fearful? / Ariel Dorfman --
Torture's new methods and meanings / Pilar Calveiro --
Torture as a greater evil / Carlos Castresana --
Legitimacy, identity, violence, and the law / Michael Hatfield --
Torture makes the man / Darius Rejali --
Feminism's assumptions upended / Barbara Ehrenreich --
Totalitarian lust : from Salo to Abu Ghraib / Eduardo Subirats --
Information and the tortured imagination / Thomas C. Hilde.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas C. Hilde.
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They reveal the parallels between the institutionalization of torture within nations and the glorification of war and violence in artistic endeavors throughout the ages and explain how internalizing  Read more...


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If you're thinking, 'Who wants to read a collection of essays about torture?' you may want to reconsider... This fascinating volume examines the nature of torture, its uses, and our perceptions of Read more...

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