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America's Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the War on Terror
The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government’s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights in it’s effort to protect its ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published 2005 by Seven Stories Press
(first published June 1st 2004)
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This is a book to read if you want to understand the problems at Guantanamo more deeply than just what's on the nightly news. The chapter by Barbara Olshansky, "What Does It Mean to be an 'Enemy Combatant'?" is excellent for its analysis of case and constitutional law regarding presidential powers. Perhaps a little difficult legal reading for the average person.