An unextraordinary claim: Torture doesn’t work

Torture is in the news again, sadly, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made a public declaration that Canada will never use torture or be party to [it], a day after his meeting with US Defence Secretary James Mattis. That sounds decent, but there’s a lot of grey space around his … Continue reading

The Fairly Extraordinary Claim That Torture “Doesn’t Work”

As if public “die-ins” weren’t sufficiently incongruous with the peace and goodwill of the Christmas season, our American neighbours have been indulging in a ferocious spasm of recrimination over the practice of torture. A committee of the U. S. Senate has compiled a godawful behemoth of a report (PDF here) … Continue reading

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