torture


Gina Haspel approved as CIA director

Michael Cook | 17 May 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: CIA, Gina Haspel, legal positivism, torture


A civilised society must reject torture

Philip Devine | 08 February 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: torture
Torture contributes to a downward spiral of retaliation into barbarism


Two wrongs do not make a right, Mr Trump!

Craig Klugman | 30 January 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: human dignity, torture
Even the evil of terrorism cannot ever justify torture


Donald Trump claims torture ‘works’ – but what does the science say?

Coral Dando | 15 December 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Donald Trump, torture
Treating detainees as human beings produces far more reliable information


Would you torture a baby? Why not?

Karl D. Stephan | 28 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, philosophy, technology, torture
If there are things we must not do, we need to ask why.


American psychologists promise not to collude in torture

Michael Cook | 05 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, same-sex marriage, torture
In 2005 the top brass in the American Psychological Association changed its code of ethics.


The torture-abortion nexus

Michael Cook | 02 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, torture
Why do philosophers who defend abortion also defend torture?


Being “nice” worked in World War II. Why not now?

Michael Cook | 12 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: torture, World War II
Two legendary interrogators have lessons for the War on Terror.


Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror

Michael Cook | 10 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, torture, United States, war on terror
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.


John McCain breaks ranks with GOP over CIA torture

John McCain | 10 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: CIA, enhanced interrogation techniques, torture, war on terror
Based on personal experience he says that "enhanced interrogation techniques" were shameful and didn't work.


Are two out of three people really secret torturers?

Denyse O'Leary | 12 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, Stanley Milgram, torture
The famous “obedience” experiments by Stanley Milgram: what did they really show?


Are we educating doctors to participate in torture?

Craig Klugman | 12 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, medical ethics, torture, war on terror
A recent report has condemned the role that doctors and psychologists played in "enhanced interrogations".


Bergoglio’s list: the untold story

Edward Pentin | 08 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Argentina, Pope Francis, torture
During Argentina's Dirty War, Jorge Bergoglio saved the lives of scores of dissidents, according to a new book.


The language of dehumanization

Thomas Clark | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, language, torture
The words we heard in the Gosnell trial resembled some of the horrific slang of the Vietnam War.


“The Gatekeepers”

Ronan Wright | 27 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, Israel, Middle East, organ donation, Palestine, torture
Two documentary films about relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis show the moral complexities brought about by the conflict.


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