Alfred W. McCoy


Ken Kistler

Dying empires often plunge into costly, disastrous military misadventures. They also tend toward political extremism as the painful loss of dominance demoralizes the citizenry. Sound familiar? Read more


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... Read more


"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 bottom called extrajudicial execution" Read more