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Telling the Truth about Ourselves: Torture and Eucharist in the U.S. Popular Imagination

Recently, I picked up a newspaper to find an article on page four about a secret Red Cross report detailing U.S. torture of terrorism suspects. On page three, there was an article about Dick Cheney, who did not use the word “torture,” but said that the Bush administration’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” had kept the country safe, and that Obama’s policies would not.1 The recently released memos detailing the justification of torture under the Bush administration... Read More