Document Type

Book Review

Publication Year

2000

Journal Title

Harvard Human Rights Journal

Abstract

Review Extract:

Tortured Confessions presents an innovative perspective on the relationship between torture and propaganda. While much has been written about the way propaganda spurs and sanctifies torture by demonizing "the enemy," few have explored the way torture itself is used to create propaganda. Abrahamian's work explores how the primary purpose of torture in Iran has been to extract ideological recantations from prisoners.

First Page

327

Last Page

329

Num Pages

3

FIle Type

PDF

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