Tag: torture

  • Torture was the driving force

    There are those who would disagree with me. In a ZDF documentary series about the history of Europe, Cristopher Clark, “Cambridge historian” (that is how he boldly presents himself), more than implies that what propels change is competition. I am being a little unfair to Mr Clark, as he does admit that what he values, […]

  • Terrorism and poverty

    Never mind the definition of terrorism (let alone the definition of poverty). As the Guardian wrote in 2001: While most people agree that terrorism exists, few can agree on what it is. A recent book discussing attempts by the UN and other international bodies to define terrorism runs to three volumes and 1,866 pages without […]