Not in MY name! A collection of quotes on the past, present, and future of the practice of torture / Selected and arranged by Ella Mazel
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Introduction9/11 and the new "wars"
What this "collection" includes
What is not included
A note on the importance of context
1. What is torture?Definitions . . .
. . . and pushing the envelope
2. The more things change . . .. . . the more they stay the same
Then . . .
. . . and now
3. The purpose of torturePunishment of prisoners
4. The "rules" of tortureOlden days
The "third degree"
5. The techniques of interrogationFrom the U.S. Army Training Manual
Some interrogation techniques, now . . . and then
6. Can torture ever be justified?Justification of torture . . .
. . . vs. opposition to torture
7. What about terrorism?Terrorism's long history
"Terrorists" . . . or "freedom fighters"
"War" on terrorism . . .
. . . and/or "battle" of ideas
8. Secrecy and public relationsThe long tradition
When photos leak
9. Does torture get results?Yes, no, and maybe
10. The torturersDoes torture attract sadists . . .
. . . or create them
11. The victimsWho are the victims of torture?
The mental anguish of victims
The lasting wounds of survivors
Rehabilitation of survivors
12. Human rightsThe long journey
National interests . . .
. . . and international law
In times of war and terror
The future of human rights
Index of sources