Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture

TitleAbu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsDanner, Mark, Barbara Ehrenreich, David Levi Strauss, Meron Benvenisti, John Gray, Richard Grossinger, David Matlin, Charles Stein, Brooke Warner, and Kahlil Bendib
Number of Pages144
PublisherNorth Atlantic Books
CityBerkeley
Abstract

Abu Ghraib unveiled a lengthy list of disastrous actions and cover-ups by the Bush administration and the American military. The volume examines the problem from many different perspectives, gathering together essays on the prison scandal from prominent progressive writers. Barbara Ehrenreich looks at the story through the lens of feminism, noting that the most infamous photos involve female soldiers. John Gray argues that Iraq is worse than Vietnam. Looking to future ramifications, Meron Benvenisti reflects on the "powerless rage" of an occupied culture. David Matlin deconstructs President Bush's declaration that the Abu Ghraib images do not represent America. Giving voice to those directly impacted, Mark Danner reports on the anger and humiliation experienced by the victims and their families. This book provides a broader understanding of the issue and its repercussions.

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