Two chilling investigations into deception, cruelty and the compromise of law lay bare the dark heart of the US imperial machine.
A collaboration between Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch and award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, Standard Operating Proceedure is the first full reckoning of what really took place in the now infamous Iraqi prison. Drawing on more than 200 hours of frank interviews, the author of the multi-award-winning Rwanda exposé We Wish to Inform You… reveals an appalling breakdown of command authority and moral order.
In Torture Team, international lawyer Philippe Sands uncovers the stark truth behind Donald Rumsfeld’s onepage memorandum (2 Dec 2002) authorising interrogation techniques forbidden under the Geneva Convention. In the style of the best investigative journalism, the author of Lawless World: the Making and Breaking of Global Rules provides a devastating critique of US- sanctioned human rights abuses.
Join Gourevitch and Sands for a forensic analysis of the true cost of Bush’s ‘War on Terror’.