An amazing four-part series by Arthur Silber on torture at Once Upon a Time . . .
On Torture, I: State Violence and Brutality, and Totalitarianism
On Torture, II: Of Means and Ends.
On Torture, III: Brutality and Sadism as National Policy, and the Monsters of our Time.
On Torture, IV: Becoming Monsters and Ensuring our Ultimate Defeat.
Here is a taste of these treatises:
In a belated response to reader Sean: I accept the above definition of torture as my own, until I find good reason to challenge it.