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A Question Of Torture
A Question Of Torture
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Author : Alfred W. Mccoy
Publisher : Owl Books
ISBN# : 978-0-8050-8248-7
Pages : 310
Price :INR 809
Offer Price:INR 720
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In this revelatory account of the CIA`s fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred W. McCoy locates the deep roots of recent scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo in a long-standing, covet program of interrogation. A Question of Torture investigates the CIA`s practice of "sensory deprivation" and "self-inflicted pain," in which techniques including isolation, hooding, hours of standing, and manipulation of time assault the victim`s senses and destroy the basis of personal identity. McCoy traces the method`s dissemination across the globe, from Vietnam to Iran to Central America, and argues that after 9/11, psychological torture became the weapon of choice in the CIA`s global prisons, reinforced by "rendition" of detainees to "torture-friendly" countries. Finally, McCoy contends that information extracted by coercion is worthless, making a compelling case for the FIB`s legal methods of interrogation.
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