Wednesday, July 18, 2007


As much as I respect my friends who keep saying torture is un-American, I contend that torture is as American as apple pie. I've got just the rudiments of an essay outlined that I'll share here later (under the title, Torture: It's As American As Apple Pie) that ties together threads from at least a century of torture from urban police departments, to CIA-funded psychological and psychiatric research leading to KUBARK, the exportation of torture (e.g., SOA/WHINSEC), to the present. Stay tuned...

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