16 February 2005


In the new issue of Philosophy and Public Affairs, David Sussman gives essentially my view on why torture is bad.
torture forces its victim into the position of colluding against himself through his own affects and emotions, so that he experiences himself as simultaneously powerless and yet actively complicit in his own violation....torture turns out to be not just an extreme form of cruelty, but the pre-eminent instance of a kind of forced self-betrayal, more akin to rape than other kinds of violence

Damn, there's one less article I'll be sending out. That said, its worth a read. Check it out if you have access.

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