by Lauri S. Friedman

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737752038
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Is Torture Ever Justified?

1 Torture Is Sometimes Justified Berl Falbaum 12

2 Torture Is Never Justified Walter Rodgers 17

3 The Use of Torture Can Save American Lives Gary Bauer 23

4 The Use of Torture Puts American Lives at Risk Matthew Alexander 30

5 Torture Produces Reliable Information Marc A. Thiessen 36

6 Torture Results in Unreliable Information David Rose 42

7 Torture Violates American Values Eric Margolis 48

8 Torture Does Not Violate American Values Patrick J. Buchanan 55

Chapter 2 What Qualifies as Torture?

1 Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Are Torture Allen Keller 61

2 Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Are Not Torture A. W.R. Hawkins 69

3 Waterboarding Is Torture Mark Benjamin 73

4 Waterboarding Is Not Torture Joseph Farah 82

5 The Death Penalty Is a Form of Torrure Stanley Howard 86

6 The Death Penalty Is Not a Form of Torture Colin Wilson 92

Chapter 3 What Should US Policy on Torture Be?

1 US Officials Should Be Prosecuted for Sanctioning the Use of Torture Doug Bandow 100

2 US Officials Should Not Be Prosecuted for Sanctioning the Use of Torture David Shribman 109

3 The United States Should Apply the Geneva Conventions to Terrorists Steven R. Ratner 116

4 The Geneva Conventions Should Not Be Applied to Terrorists J.B. Williams 122

Facts About Torture 129

Organizations to Contact 132

For Further Reading 137

Index 142

Picture Credits 147

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