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From the PublisherThis brief, highly readable book makes the moral case for the use of torture, developing arguments along both philosophical and pragmatic fronts ... There is a lot to disagree with in this book, but it is a must read for students and scholars wishing to engage the torture debate. Excellent for collections on ethics, law, terrorism, and criminal justice.— CHOICE
"Bagaric and Clarke offer a forthright defense of a practice whose proponents often resort to euphemism."— New York Times Book Review
"I like several things about this book-first and foremost the courage of the authors. I know that the positions they have taken have been lambasted by many, often in a personal attack. I happen to disagree with much that has been said in the book. But I do believe they should be allowed to state their position. Many civil libertarians argue that to even debate the validity of torture is reprehensible-that there are some issues that should not be debated, like genocide, slavery, and...torture."— Marcy Strauss, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles
"Among this book's many virtues is the way in which the book avoids tangents and drives relentlessly onward in making its points. It is a controversial, provocative, and important book."— John T. Parry, Lewis & Clark Law School"