6 years ago: Torture

June 4, 2007, on this blog: Torture

So torture is ineffective and corrosive, and a certain path to military defeat. On the other hand …

There is no other hand. Torture is ineffective and corrosive, and a certain path to military defeat. Everyone knows this.

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  • Hexep

    Actually, on this basic subject, I’ve been reading a very good book lately – “The Faithful Executioner,” by Joel F. Harrington. It’s about an executioner who worked in Nuremburg in the late 1500s-early 1600s and about his personal memoirs. It’s a very interesting read to get into the mindset of the era, and why they did the things that they did.

  • animus

    But it makes political pundits feel so… manly.