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Sunday, October 09, 2016
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I am living this kind of depression. I'm not normal anymore."
YOUNOUS CHEKKOURI, who, after being held for years in Guantánamo as a suspected member of a group linked to Al Qaeda, fears going outside.
Khaled al-Sharif spent two years in a secret C.I.A. prison, accused of having ties to Al Qaeda. He tells New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink what happened there, and how the experience continues to affect him.
The Hidden Persuaders project has interviewedneuropsychologist Tim Shallice about his opposition to the British government's use of 'enhanced interrogation' in the Northern Ireland conflict of the 1970s - a practice eventually abandoned as torture.
Shallice is little known to the wider public but is one of the most important and influential neuropsychologists of his generation, having pioneered the systematic study of neurological problems as a window on typical cognitive function.