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Torture and the Twilight of Empire:
From Algiers to Baghdad
Marnia Lazreg

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"As a highly original, yet solid, analysis of the political sociology, psychology, and anthropology of torture, Lazreg's research establishes critical connections between Algeria and the Shock and Awe Campaign of the Second Gulf War with the Bush White House years marked by state terror abroad and at home. . . . This book is required reading for all."--Julia Clancy-Smith, Review of Middle Eastern Studies

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"This book interprets torture not as an incidental if frequent characteristic of neocolonial conflict, but as one of its major elements. Using the Algerian war as a case study, Lazreg argues that to the French forces the psychological and political significance of their policy of torture was far greater than its operational significance. Her work is certainly pertinent to the present."--Peter Paret, Institute for Advanced Study

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