Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights by Lisa Hajjar


Torture is indisputably abhorrent. Why, you might ask, would you even want to think or read about torture? That is a very good question, and one this book addresses in a compelling and enlightening way. Torture is a very important issue, not least because millions of people around the world have been subjected to this odious practice-and many are enduring torture right now as you read these words.