The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laurel Fletcher

The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

University of California Press
Publication date: August 2009
ISBN: 9780520945227
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)


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""Though unparalleled in its perfidy, our era is also the first in which people are trying to do something about crimes against humanity and such treacheries as torture and cruel and inhumane treatment of others. The first step toward remediation is exposure of wrongs, and this is the task ably researched and brilliantly presented by Laurel E. Fletcher and Eric Stover in The Guantanamo Effect. Their well-written narrative style makes the work a unique teaching resource, and the scholarship on this important topic is first rate. As such, it deserves widespread attention and public understanding.""⿿Richard Pierre Claude, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland ""The Guantanamo Effect expands our view of one of the most significant aspects of U.S. policy: our conduct in the 'War on Terror', which has deeply shaped perceptions of the U.S. around the world. As a piece of primary research, this work will be of great value to anyone coming to terms with this painful history. It may also help provide a cautionary tale to other countries designing detainee policies. This will be an area of continued interest for decades.""⿿Christopher Kutz, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, University of California, Berkeley ⿿What happened to prisoners at Guantanamo is one of the most shameful moments in recent American history. Anyone who seeks the truth about these events⿿now and for years to come⿿will be in debt to this study, which is comprehensive and careful, poignant and devastating.⿝ ⿿Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost ""The Guantanamo Effect takes its place at the forefront of a dark and powerful literature describing what happened to prisoners taken by United States forces in the War on Terror. In this pathbreaking book we hear the voices of 62 released detainees describe in painful detail what happened before they were brought to Guantanamo, what happened to them in the offshore prison, and what came after they were released. The book is impeccably researched and clearly written, the tone calm, patient, unflinching. However much we want to banish this grim and powerful story to the past, in fact we are living with it still. The Guantanamo Effect is hard to read. It is vital that it be read.""⿿Mark Danner, author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and The War on Terror
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