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The Power of Tyranny, the Tyranny of Power

By Kathie MM and Anthony J. Marsella To begin our new series on Torture, Tyranny, and Terrorizing, Dr. Anthony Marsella shared his perspectives on torture , highlighting the many forms that torture can take, ranging from child abuse through slavery … Continue reading

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Reflections on Torture

By Guest Author, Anthony J. Marsella My study of the history of torture led me to conclude that our understanding of the nature, meaning, and consequences of “torture” may best be advanced by construing “torture,” not solely as a separate … Continue reading

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Pain’s pathways

By Kathie MM I bit my tongue yesterday.  Really, not metaphorically.  It hurt like the devil. Why do I tell you this trivial story? Because every time I bite my tongue, which I do more often as I age, I … Continue reading

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Torture and the Ticking Bomb

by Anthony J. Marsella When I accepted the invitation to review Bob Brecher’s provocative book Torture and the Ticking Bomb, I questioned whether yet another book debating the ethics of torture was needed. Could anything more be said about the … Continue reading

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