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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Torture: Ethics and Efficacy

There is an interesting discussion up at Loyal Opposition on whether we agree with the torture of prisoners in Iraq if it saves lives, which one cannot help but see as a broader test of our ethics

Anne Applebaum's column first asks us whether torture even works. She discusses the reality that torture may not even help to provide useful information, and will probably lead to increased negative consequences.