Aya de Leon: Fifty Shades of Political TortureJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: Often derided as tasteless schlock, could the Fifty Shades novels actually reflect something much more serious?
Barbara Myers: The Other ConspiratorJune 2015
The secret origins of the CIA’s torture program and the forgotten man who tried to expose it.
The ChairFebruary 2015
Dharamsala is the end of the journey for many Tibetans fleeing their Chinese-occupied homeland, and where their stories are told.
Rebecca Gordon: Saying No to TortureFebruary 2015
A gallery of American heroes.
The InfernalFebruary 2015
"I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror." —Alberto Gonzales
Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019December 2014
The national security state "works," even if nothing it does works.
Rebecca Gordon: American Torture—Past, Present, and… Future?December 2014
Beyond the Senate torture report.
Sarah Shourd: Torture Chambers of the MindSeptember 2014
We think using harsh prison punishment makes us safer. It doesn’t.
Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your TorturerJune 2014
The River Kwai passes through Latin America and Washington.
Karen J. Greenberg: The Road From Abu GhraibApril 2014
A torture story without a hero or an ending.
Vaddey Ratner: The Cripple’s Last DanceApril 2013
Flash Fiction: Dossier No. X recovered from Interrogation Cell B of Sala-XX
Cora Currier: A Public Indictment Could Shed Light on CIA’s Secret ProgramMarch 2013
What happened to the victims of the US secret prisons and extraordinary renditions?
Nick Turse: “I Begged for Them to Stop”February 2013
Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture
Greg Grandin: The Latin American ExceptionFebruary 2013
How a Washington global torture gulag was turned into the only gulag-free zone on Earth.
Cora Currier: At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still MissingFebruary 2013
Long after the US government claims to have shut down its secret prisons, detainees remain unaccounted for.
Karen J. Greenberg: Learning to Love Torture, Zero Dark Thirty-StyleJanuary 2013
Seven easy, onscreen steps to making U.S. Torture and detention policies once again palatable.
Alfred W. McCoy: Impunity at Home, Rendition AbroadAugust 2012
How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.
The Wrong QuestionDecember 2010 Journalist Joshua Phillips on the left media’s standard torture story, untrained soldiers making it up as they go, and becoming a suicide hotline.
The Devil’s AdvocateDecember 2005
The former deputy assistant attorney general on his new book, the Geneva Conventions and the legal case for torture