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From The Dawn of Everything, which will be published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In the mid-twentieth century, a British anthropologist named A. M. Hocart proposed that monarchs…
From transcripts of interviews conducted by David Stavrou with Sayragul Sauytbay, a Uighur woman from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, where the United Nations estimates that between one…
Are French prisons incubating extremism?
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Are the Afghan police using torture to achieve peace?
If the intellectuals in the plays of Chekhov who spent all their time guessing what would happen in twenty, thirty, or forty years had been told that in forty years…
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
An expert panel concludes that the Pentagon and the CIA ordered physicians to violate the Hippocratic Oath
Will the Guantánamo tribunal execute a man we tortured?
A European human rights court hands down the first binding decision against Bush-era rendition techniques
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