American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond
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BeschreibungExposes the secret history of US torture at home and abroad.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of Acronyms In Their Own Words 1 A Climate of Fear 2 Stress Inoculation 3 Codifying Cruelty 4 The Phoenix Factor 5 In America's Backyard 6 The Human Cost 7 Alive and Legal 8 The Gloves Come Off, Part I 9 Guantanamo 10 The Gloves Come Off, Part II The Dual State Appendix I: Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual - 1983 Notes Bibliography Index
PortraitMichael Otterman is an award-winning freelance journalist and human rights consultant. He was a recent visiting scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He is the author of American Torture (Pluto, 2007).
PressestimmenAmerican Torture is a hard-hitting survey revealing how torture became a standard practice in the War on Terror, how it was honed and legalised and how the military and CIA had used torture before both at home and abroad. These tortures were legalized using the laws designed to eradicate their use as the Cold War ended.. -- Internet Bookwatch American Torture is an easy book to read insofar as it is well-written and well-organized. ... Frankly, I'd rather deal with the permanent damage inflicted by American Torture on my psyche than live in benighted ignorance of the damage our nation wreaks on human beings in captivity every day. -- Pensito Review
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PLUTO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2007
Seitenanzahl: 285 Seiten