University of California, Santa Barbara

Torture and the Future

Perspectives from the Humanities


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"Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power" by Joseph Margulies

"American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination" by Kristian Williams

"Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program" by Stephen Grey

"Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar" by Moazzam Begg with Victoria Brittain

"Report of the Events Relating to Maher Arar" by the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar

"Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the C.I.A.'s Rendition Flights" by A.C. Thompson

"Torture and the Future" by Lisa Hajjar

"Torture and the Lawless 'New Paradigm'" by Lisa Hajjar

"In the Penal Colony" by Lisa Hajjar

"An Army of Lawyers" by Lisa Hajjar

Law professors blogging on torture and the law:

"The Abu Ghraib Investigations: The Official Independent Panel and Pentagon Reports on the Shocking Prisoner Abuse in Iraq" by Steven Strasser and Craig R. Whitney

"The Interrogators: Task Force 500 and America's Secret War Against al Qaeda" by Chris Mackey and Greg Miller

"Torture: A Collection" by Sanford Levinson

"The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib" by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua Dratel (editors)

"The Torture Debate in America" by Karen J. Greenberg

"Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture" by Jennifer K. Harbury

"Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture" by John Conroy

"Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain" edited by Mark Reinhardt, Holly Edwards, and Erina Duganne

Army Regulation 15-6: Final Report, Investigation into FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detention Facility (the Schmidt report)

"The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary", edited by William F. Schulz, Foreword by Juan E. Mendez



"The Road to Guantanamo"

"The Battle of Algiers"



Signing Statement Law or An Alternate Set of Procedures
by John Nava, from the series "Neo-Icons", 2006
Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery



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