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Against the Grain - April 30, 2008 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for April 30, 2008 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain - April 30, 2008

In her book "Torture and the Twilight of Empire," the sociologist Marnia Lazreg argues that torture is essential to the imperial project, particularly when the empire -- like the French in Algeria in the 1950s -- is in decline. She also draws parallels to recent and current US military conduct in Iraq.

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