The Abolition of Torture

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Author(s) Andrew Sullivan
Source The New Republic
Date December 7, 2005
URL http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20051219&s=sullivan121905
Quote
Quotes-start.png "If the point of the U.S. Constitution is the preservation of liberty, the formal incorporation into U.S. law of the state's right to torture--by legally codifying physical coercion, abuse, and even, in Krauthammer's case, full-fledged torture of detainees by the CIA--would effectively end the American experiment of a political society based on inalienable human freedom protected not by the good graces of the executive, but by the rule of law." Quotes-end.png

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