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US Torture of Prisoners of War in Historical Perspective: The Role of Delegitimization

Christopher J. Einolf

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks at US willingness to use torture as a means of combat, and the conditions under which its leaders and soldiers have thought torture legitimate. Prior to the US’s wars in Iraq and ... More


Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Scott A. Anderson and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book gathers fourteen essays on torture, addressing its complexities from the perspectives of psychology, history, philosophy, law, and cultural commentary. It appears in the wake of the ... More


The Fragility of Evidence: Torture in Ancient Rome

Kathleen M. Coleman

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks at the early recorded history of torture, and argues that torture as a technique of interrogation in ancient Rome must be seen in the context of the degree of physical suffering ... More


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