A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Question by Henri Alleg. The Question, released for the first time in the U.S. in nearly 50 years, details the arrest and torture by the French military of Henri Alleg. Henri Alleg. The Question. Fritz Allhoff. Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis.: Translated by John Calder.

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The Question – Henri Alleg

Sadly, the book may th all too relevant today. In Search of A Better World. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Alastair Horne –an honorable man of the moderate right I think he would agree with that description has written a detailed history of the war–by far the best book about the war in English. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Bottom line, those who employ physical torture of their captives are most likely doomed to fail in their counterinsurgency efforts and will be treated accordingly when they are captured, thus intensifying the wheel of violence and inhumanity. With passages like these, Alleg portrays how, whether by mindset or acclimation, those conducting the torture seemed to become immune to it.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat Sadly, the book may remain all too relevant today. Alleg’s questoon afterword says French specialists in “muscular interrogation” provided training to governments around the hrnri, including Latin America, South Africa and the Hdnri States. Horne’s book begins with a preface denouncing torture–I wish that his book had gone into more of its horror; nevertheless I salute him.

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In his first session alone, Alleg is electrically shocked on various parts of his body, including his genitals; waterboarded; beaten; and various parts of his body, including his groin, are burned. But it’s not because Alleg’s screams might be heard. Quewtion, since Alleg’s book is far from the first to detail barbaric treatment of prisoners and certainly not the last, it provides a sad commentary on mankind and human nature.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Often, the government fighting the guerrillas resorts to the use of physical torture to acquire critical information about their enemy.

Shows that those of strong will can withstand torture, regardless of the new methods developed. Alleg was visiting Maurice Audinwho had been arrested the day before and whose apartment the paratroopers had turned into a trap. A History of Terrorism.

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Yet Alleg also shows how effects spread further than the victim or interrogator. It’s a ridiculous game, with human beings as the playthings — and it’s completely surreal, as when one of the big paras asks: Read Horne and read Henri Alleg I beg you. Explore the Home Gift Guide. That was half a century ago, but the plague remains. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

The Question is, without doubt, the single best argument against torture under any circumstances. Alleg was transferred to Lodi camp for one month, and later to the civil prison of Barberousse, where he was returned to the regular legal circuits. Showing of 11 reviews. When they dope him up on pentothal to use a different — and doctor-assisted — approach the attempt to get him to talk is almost comic.

Similarly, Alleg was a journalist, not a combatant or terrorist who posed a direct threat to the French military or the public. The Burden of Collective Goodwill.

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Later, others wondered about the film’s depiction of torture hengi its impact on American policy in light of Abu Ghraib and the practice of ” rendition. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Winning the Culture War. The book is a chronological account of the author’s imprisonment and ordeals in El-Biar and then Lodi camps. He was interrogated for one month. Share your thoughts with other customers. The French racist brutality toward the Algerian people so branded him that he never set foot in France and discouraged others from going. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews.

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After all efforts to make him talk failed, Alleg was first threatened with execution, and did believe he would be executed. Rather, Alleg is gagged because his torturer finds the screaming of his victims “disagreeable.

Based on the author’s real-life torture at the hands of the French “paras,” this book ultimately began the protests against French colonial rule in Algeria during the Algerian War of Independence by revealing the true terror of torture used by qquestion French Army to succeed in the war. From Abu Gharib to Guantanamo Bay, torture is still relevant in foreign policy and counterinsurgency tactics as it was in the Algerian War of Independence – more than about fifty years ago.

What the World Should Know. Page 1 te 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. See all 11 reviews. On my knees, I moved towards a mattress against the wall. Similarly, Alleg was a journalist, not a combatant questiln terrorist who posed a direct threat to the French military or the public.