The Absolute Violation

The Absolute Violation

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Richard Matthews challenges the increasing acceptability of state-sponsored torture interrogation, repudiating any possible justifications. He confronts its various supporters - ticking time bomb and tragic choice theorists, utilitarians, legal scholars - and draws from philosophy, medicine, psychiatry, survivor and torturer narratives, history, feminism, the experience of working intelligence officials, anthropology, and game theory to illustrate that no moral justification for torture can be supported.Yet in real interrogation situations there are always a variety of alternative interrogation strategies. ... The US Army Field Manual expresses this reservation well: a€œExperience indicates that the use of force is not necessary to gain theanbsp;...

Title:The Absolute Violation
Author:Richard Matthews
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2008-07-24


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