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The Afterlives of Torture: The Global Implications of Reactionary US Politics

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State Crime Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2019) 

Lisa Hajjar (University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB)

Of course, the United States has a long history of torture. But prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there was no such thing as a pro-torture constituency among the American public. Today, that is categorically untrue because more than half of Americans say they would endorse or accept the use of torture to “keep Americans safe.” How did this happen?…(read more)

State Crime Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2019)