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The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry
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Feb 23, 08

bookshelves: curmudgeons-for-justice, war-sucks

You have to have a strong stomach to read this book. It describes in detail how people are tortured, and how we sanitize the process to make it more emotionally palatable for ourselves. In this age of waterboarding, Scarry's comments are more contemporary than ever.
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