Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali is one of the world’s leading experts on torture, and in particular on how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we explore how his knowledge might deepen our public discourse about such practices and inform our collective reckoning with consequences yet to unfold. [From The Long Shadow of Torture (November 4, 2010)] torture
If we are a country of freedom; if we are hated for our freedoms; if freedom is on the march; if freedom reigns; why are we fighting a war on terror(ism)? Shouldn’t we be working towards freedom from fear?