In a riveting and dramatic narrative, Torturing Democracy, tells the inside story of how the U.S. government adopted torture as official policy in the aftermath of 9/11. With exclusive interviews, explosive documents and rare archival footage, Sherry Jones has crafted the definitive account of a deeply troubling chapter in recent American history.
Torturing Democracy carefully presents the evidence that leads straight to the top of the chain of command—and so lays to rest the idea that a few "rotten apples" were solely responsible for the abusive interrogations at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere.
“This will go into the record books for historians and teachers and others who look back to ask: 'What did we do?'”—Bill Moyers