by Lila Perl




Torture has existed for as long as there have been governments. When torture was used by Stalin and Hitler, there was no debate the United States condemned these practices. After September 11, 2001, the U.S. government faced its own controversy related to its treatment of terrorists. The nation was shocked when it saw photos of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on prisoners at Abu Ghraib. The debate it sparked has yet to abate: is torture ever justifiable, or is it always a crime against humanity? Readers of award-winning author Lila Perl's Torture will find all the information they need to join the debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608704958
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Controversy! Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Working in the shadows at the White House 13

2 A Twisted History of Torture 27

3 The War in Iraq and Abu Ghraib 41

4 CIA "Black Sites". The Secret Prisons 61

5 Voices from Guantanamo 79

6 Aftermath of a Tortured Democracy 94

Timeline 106

Notes 110

Further Information 118

Bibilography 120

Index 122

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