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  • Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation
    Shane O’Mara


    Cruel and unuseful punishment: why torture doesn’t work

    Following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush Administration secretly authorized the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” to compel suspected terrorists to divulge threats to America’s national security. Widely regarded as a euphemism for torture, these techniques included depriving detainees of sleep, food, clothing, and toilets for prolonged periods while forcing them to assume painful po… Read More