Saturday, April 01, 2006

Torture in Algeria

"Can a great nation, liberal by tradition, allow its institutions, its army, and its system of justice to degenerate over the span of a few years as a result of the use of torture, and by its concealment and deceptioon of such a vital issue call the whole Western concept of human dignity and the rights of the individual into question?"

- Pierre Vidal-Naquet Torture: Cancer of Democracy: France and Algeria 1954-62 (a Penguin Special 1963)


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