Robert P. Weiss



The American Culture of Torture: A Review Essay

The two books reviewed by Weiss — Rebecca Lemov’s World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes, and Men and Alfred W. McCoy’s A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror — explore torture as it has evolved through its physical and psychological forms via an “American science of interrogation,” and as a form of counterterrorism that carries enormous moral and political costs.

book review, history of torture, CIA, George W. Bush administration

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 33, No. 1 (2006): 132-137