A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Question by Henri Alleg. The Question, released for the first time in the U.S. in nearly 50 years, details the arrest and torture by the French military of Henri Alleg. Henri Alleg. The Question. Fritz Allhoff. Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis.: Translated by John Calder.

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Alleg’s Afterword, from almost five decades after the events, still betrays considerable bitterness, not so much about what was done to him as to how those responsible were protected by the authorities. A short narration by the author Henri Alleg and his experience with torture.

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But it’s not because Alleg’s screams might be heard. An Act of State. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Yet Alleg also shows how effects spread further than the victim or interrogator. Sure, officially the French weren’t too proud of it and denied they were doing this, but for all these people hejri was just business as usual, pointless violence and evil institutionalised. Based on the author’s real-life torture at the hands of the French “paras,” this book ultimately began the protests against French colonial rule in Algeria during the Algerian War of Independence by revealing the true terror of torture used by the French Army to succeed in the war.

In her Foreword Ellen Ray warns that: Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Regardless of one’s opinion on the matter, one must read this yhe book in order to gain an understanding of what a torture victim goes through. Customers who bought this item also bought.

During this imprisonment, Alleg was questioned under torture, with unbelievable brutality and sadism. He was there before the massacre at Setif and watched some of it in horror. Army and armies all over the world. When everything was ready, he said to me: No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!


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I tried, by contracting my throat, to take in as little water as possible and to henfi suffocation by keeping air in my lungs for as long as I could. La question – France.

It was the first book to be banned in France for political reasons in two centuries. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The methods used on Alleg were brutal.

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We appreciate your feedback. A brilliant explanation of why torture is so wrong in so many ways. You’ve successfully reported this review.

This work wlleg a graphic description of why such widespread employment of torture in fact has the opposite effect. Really puts a human face to enhanced interrigation and inhumanity.

On my knees, I moved towards a mattress against the wall. Torture is neither civilian nor military, nor is it specifically French: He points out that rather than wondering if they would talk if their fingernails were pulled out, the question facing the young military men became, “If my friends, fellow soldiers, and leaders tear out an enemy’s fingernails, what will I do? Interview with Doug Uqestion author of Driving Eureka! For this edition Quesyion Ray provides a foreword.

Thus, when Alleg later is tortured some three floors underground, one of his main persecutors wants him gagged. There are brutes East as well as West. In spite of myself, all the muscles of my body struggled uselessly to save me from suffocation. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. Thus, when Alleg later is tortured some three floors underground, one of his main persecutors wants him quesrion.

On my qudstion, I moved towards a mattress against the wall.

As the other introductory pieces note, the book is sadly relevant again today, as the United States has joined the list of pathetic nations that employ torture using, among other things, the creative excuse that what they do isn’t torture, at least not the way they define it never mind that it is according to everybody else’s definition Left in Dark Times.


Regarding the Pain of Others. As such, his situation is far different from that of someone who may possess knowledge of upcoming attacks, which seems to have been the focus of the U.

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Through articles pertaining to or citing the book, the memoir itself became a “near bestseller and a subject of lively debate” in France. Sartre also takes note of this.

Alleg’s new afterword says French specialists in “muscular interrogation” provided training to governments around hsnri world, including Latin America, South Africa and the United States. The rag was soaked rapidly. Get to Know Us. A final and personal note: To hush it up, to deny it for any reason whatever is to be an accomplice of the torturers Still, as Alleg points out, it is important that citizens know what is done in their names.

This [clearing center] was not only a place of torture for Algerians, but a school of perversion for young Frenchmen.