The Professor of Torture
Dershowitz for the Defense -- of Waterboarding

Whitney, Mike

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  13/12/2007
Year Published:  2007  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX7150

Whitney exposes the hypocrisy of Alan Dershowitz, who claims to support civil liberties while advocating the use of torture. Dershowitz seems to believe that he should be considered a liberal because he says that prisoners should only be tortured by "nonlethal means, such as sterile needles, being inserted beneath the nails to cause excruciating pain wthout endangering life." Whitney characterizes this as "barbarism".

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