Book Review: Torture

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
3
107
Abstract: 
In the wake of revelations of torture and degradation at Abu Ghraib and other detention facilities, this book contains essays by leading international experts discussing this very topical issue. Americans today find themselves looking for guidance on the fundamental issues surrounding torture as the U.S. government has become the most influential abuser. In particular, U.S. government lawyers have tried to define away laws against torture. The Bush Administration has claimed new authority to abuse detainees. In Torture, Sixteen leading commentators discuss the issues at hand ? [more]