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    Make America Cruel Again?: A pragmatic analysis of why torture does not work

Make America Cruel Again?: A pragmatic analysis of why torture does not work

Jennifer Brown reviews some of the psychological evidence challenging the assumption that torture works as an interrogation technique. In light of Donald Trump’s recent comments on the use of torture, she suggests that the moral case is more effective in persuading people to oppose torture than pragmatic arguments.

‘Does it work? Does torture work?’ and the answer was ‘Yes, absolutely’. […]

Book Review: Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic

A vital read for students and researchers interested in the ramifications and contradictions of international law and justice, Ramona Wadi finds that Judith Armatta’s detailed narration and analysis of Milosevic’s trial an important contribution to the field.   Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic. Duke University Press, 2010 In a narration which deals with the responsibility of establishing guilt ‘beyond […]

Book Review: Dignity in Adversity: Human Rights in Troubled Times

Ramona Wadi reviews Seyla Benhabib’s important new treatise on human rights discourse. Dignity in Adversity: Human Rights in Troubled Times. Seyla Benhabib. Polity. September 2011. Find this book: Amazon A reference to Immanuel Kant provides the background for Yale Professor Seyla Benhabib’s new treatise on human rights discourse. Kant’s redefining of cosmopolitanism transforms the term from ‘citizenship denial’ to ‘citizenship of […]