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Torture Not Only Corrupts Intelligence, But Those Who Consent to the Use of Torture

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Torture doesn't work. Torture invites blowback. But Ariel Dorfman, author of a classic novel about torture, 'Death and the Maiden' (also an unforgettable movie with Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley), refuses to use this argument 'for fear of honoroing the debate by participating in it.'
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Russ Wellen is the nuclear deproliferation editor for OpEdNews. He's also on the staffs of Freezerbox and Scholars & Rogues.

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