Alfred W. McCoy

After five years of Dick Cheney's insistence that "enhanced interrogation" saved "thousands of lives," after a multiplex blitz by the Hollywood film Zero Dark Thirty propagating CIA claims that torture led us to Bin Laden, after strident neo-cons... more

Apr 21, 2013 2:48 PM Dispatches

Ask not for whom the bomb ticks, Mr. and Ms. America. Right now, across Los Angeles, timers on dozens of toxic nerve-gas canisters are set to detonate in just hours and send some two million Americans to their deaths in writhing agony. Oct... more

May 15, 2009 5:17 PM

The Myth of the Ticking Time Bomb October 2006 "Major success from limited, surgical torture is a fable, a fiction. . . . As we slide down the slippery slope to torture in general, we should also realize that there is a chasm at the bott... more

Sep 13, 2006 12:24 AM