Name of the book...and its coordinates? Ron E. Hassner.  2022.  Anatomy of Torture (Ithaca: Cornell University Press) What's the argument? You’re not going to like this book. Some readers may come to this book believing sincerely that “torture doesn’t work.” Others may start from the position that torture is a counterterrorism “silver bullet,” a quick and effective—if cruel—tool for addressing “ticking bomb” threats. Based on my review of hundreds of cases of torture performed by the Spanish Inquisition, I conclude that neither group is right. Torture works, but not the way you...

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