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Civil Politics (7/31/15): Psychological Thriller


The panel speaks about gun violence and control, the possibility of the Eurasian Economic Union as a burgeoning economic force, and the American Psychological Association’s ethics investigation of their past approval of torture. 75 more words


Psychologists and Torture

Today the New York Times reported that a 542-page study examining the involvement of the nation’s psychologists and their largest professional organization, the American Psychological Association (APA), in the harsh interrogations of the post-9/11 years “raises repeated questions about the collaboration between psychologists and officials at both the C.I.A. 1,732 more words


Christianity and “Torture” - Part 2

From our last post we saw that while all war should make the Christian grieve, not all war is to be avoided. There are certain cases in the Bible and in history when government must act with force to stop evil, but it should always proceed cautiously and attempt to minimize rather than maximize the suffering caused by war. 1,056 more words

Politcs And Society

The Senate Torture Report: Dick Cheney as America's Torquemada

The recently released Senate Torture Report brings to my mind the “Grand Inquisitor” legend from Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” perhaps the greatest chapter in all of literature. 327 more words

Definition of torture in United States law: Does it provide legal cover for “enhanced interrogation techniques”?


The overly restrictive US definition of torture set forth by the “torture memos” in the early aftermath of 9/11 has been widely criticized for excluding “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) and thereby creating loopholes for impunity.

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