What is torture?

June 1996 - June 2006.
June 18 2006 8:13 PM

What Is Torture?

An interactive primer on American interrogation.

Slate turns 10 this week, and to celebrate the anniversary, we've dug into the archives and resurrected a few favorite pieces. Some of the pieces come from The Best of Slate: A 10th Anniversary Anthology, which was published this month. Others, including this piece, we chose because they highlight what Slatecan do as an online magazine that print magazines, newspapers, television, and radio can't. These pieces mix media, promote interactivity, show off the conversational immediacy of the Web, or otherwise take advantage of the medium. You can see a list of all the republished pieces, as well as everything else related to the anniversary, here.

Click here for an interactive feature about the U.S. military's interrogation practices since Sept. 11 and the Bush administration policies that have informed them.

   
Click here for an interactive feature about the U.S. military's interrogation practices since Sept. 11 and the Bush administration policies that have informed them.

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Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor. Phillip Carter is an attorney and former Army officer who writes on military and legal affairs from Los Angeles (the opinions and analysis in this article belong to the author alone). Dahlia Lithwick is a Slate senior editor.

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