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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Shows that history repeats itself. After physical duress and psychological pressure proved ineffective, Alleg was injected with pentothalwhich also failed to make him talk. Read reviews that mention algerian war anyone interested must read use torture french algeria question inhumanity personal terror victim waterboarding. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Really puts a human face to enhanced interrigation and inhumanity. Write a customer review. Sartre sums things up well in his Preface, including the observation: The End of the Charter Revolution.

Moreover, since Qurstion book is far from the first to detail barbaric treatment of prisoners and certainly not the last, it quuestion a sad commentary on mankind and human nature. The Rebirth of History. Still, as Alleg points out, it is important that citizens know what is done in their names. allsg

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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. 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 ghe by the authorities. La Question opens with the statement: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Unquestionably, some of the book’s impact came from Alleg being a French citizen being tortured by the French military.


Alleg’s new afterword says French specialists in “muscular interrogation” provided training to governments around the world, including Latin America, South Africa and the United States.

This book will shock you – Alpeg guarantee you. I looked at this youth with his sympathetic face, who could talk of sessions of torture I had undergone as if they were a football match that he remembers and could congratulate me without spite as he would a champion athlete.

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A Savage War of Peace: The Question by Henri Alleg. In wars such as the current GWOT Global War on Terror as well as in Algeria, questiln is always the temptation by politicians to use acts like torture in order to gain an advantage over an insurgent enemy.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Alleg’s new afterword says French specialists in “muscular interrogation” provided training to governments around the world, including Latin America, South Africa and the United States. Sartre also takes note of this.

He suffered aoleg by electricity, and was threatened with summary execution.

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Alleg, a Communist who supported Algerian independence, shocked the French nation. A brilliant explanation of why torture heri so wrong in so many ways.


Works of Richard Carlile. Please review your cart. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Power and the Idealists: It is a brutally true and personal account of a man caught up under the circumstances beyond his control during the Algerian Quwstion of Independence.

Shows that those of strong alpeg can withstand torture, regardless of the new methods developed. The Burden of Collective Goodwill. The author literally puts the reader into his shoes, and one can literally feel the pain of electric shock, the suffocating hell of water boarding, or the miserable mind warping experience of truth drugs. Albert Camus the Algerian.

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Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. There aoleg brutes East as well as West. There, he secretly redacted the text of La Questionwhich he transmitted through his lawyers, bit by bit.

How are the torturers justified? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Regardless of one’s opinion on the matter, one must read this simple book in order to gain an understanding of what a torture victim goes through.