On January 28, at Book Culture in New York City, Scott Horton, a Harper’s Magazine contributing editor, will discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture with Mark Krotov, a senior editor at Melville House, which published the report.
The Senate report was based on more than 6 million internal CIA documents. It examined the U.S. government’s use of secret “black site” prisons to detain and interrogate 119 people between 2002 and 2008, and found that the CIA—in cooperation with other domestic and international agencies—subjected prisoners to waterboarding, “rectal feeding,” and other forms of torture, which at times resulted in death. The report took more than five years to produce. Its executive summary was released to the public on December 9, 2014, and published in paperback and electronic editions by Melville House later that month.
Join us on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:00 pm, at Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue in Manhattan.
Also: on Tuesday, February 3, at 6:00 pm, Horton will discuss his new book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare, at Fordham University School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, Costantino Room, 2nd Floor.