Truth, Torture, and the American Way

Jennifer Harbury talked about her book Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture, published by… read more

Truth, Torture, and the American Way Jennifer Harbury talked about her book Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture, published by Beacon Press. In her book Ms. Harbury charted the history and consequences of American involvement in torture. The author drew on testimonials from torture victims in Latin America, Vietnam, and Iraq. She also told the story of her husband, working with the Mayan resistance in Guatemala, who disappeared in 1992 and was subsequently murdered. The book also delved into the cases of detainees abused in Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq and Gauntanamo Bay, Cuba. The author is critical of the government’s response to terror as well as the history of the CIA’s conduct towards prisoners of war. Following her remarks, Ms. Harbury responded to questions and comments from members of the audience, who spoke from a microphone at the front of the seating area. close

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189343-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 22, 2005 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 26, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 22, 2005 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 24, 2005 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 05, 2006 | 2:11am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 26, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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