Torture and State Violence in the United States is a very useful bit of research, bringing together many resources that readers would require hours or days to assemble on their own.(Jack David Eller Anthropology Review Database)
[Pallitto] tries to demonstrate that the cruelty manifest in American state violence―the genus of which torture is a species―has been a constant in the 400 years of American history.(Choice)
About the Author
Robert M. Pallitto is a professor of political science at Seton Hall University and the coauthor of Presidential Secrecy and the Law, also published by Johns Hopkins.