Project on Ethics and Art in Testimony (PEAT)

Torture by America in Theory and Practice

Speaking of Torture: Scholars and Practitioners in Dialogue

Jean Maria Arrigo, Author Derek Werner, Director John Crigler, Composer and Musician Susan Donatucci, Scene Designer April 22, 2006 Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Southwest Oral History Association Albuquerque, New Mexico April 23, 2006 Albuquerque Friends Meeting Albuquerque, New Mexico


Derek Werner — Practitioners The Interrogator, a U.S. Counterintelligence Liaison Officer Paul Price (deceased), an intelligence analyst, National Security Agency

Stefani Burrowes Jean Maria Arrigo, Ph.D., social psychologist, oral historian,
co-founder of the International Intelligence Ethics Association.

Scott Sharot — Proponents of Torture Interrogation Fritz Allhoff, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Western Michigan University Mark Bowden, Investigative journalist, author of Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (1999) Allan Dershowitz, Esq., Professor of Law at Harvard University

Frankie pf — Opponents of Torture Interrogation Jonathan Allen, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain Thomas Ayres, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Deputy Legal Counsel to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Steven Miles, M.D., Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis

Sources: The script is a textual collage of Arrigo's e-mail correspondence with a U.S. military interrogator and of passages from six scholarly papers on torture interrogation of terrorists. The proponents of state-sponsored torture interrogation here represented are bioethicist Fritz Allhoff, journalist Mark Bowden, and law professor Alan Dershowitz. The opponents are political science professor Jonathan Allen, bioethics professor Steven Miles, and Lt. Col. Ayres, Deputy Legal Counsel to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Passages have been drawn verbatim from the following sources, with light editing of text:

Allen, Jonathan. (2005). Warrant to Torture? A Critique of Dershowitz and Levinson. An occasional paper of the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

Ayres, Thomas E.. (2005). "Six Floors" of detainee operations in the post-9/11 world. Parameters, 35 (3), 3-53.

Allhoff, Fritz. (2006). Physician involvement in hostile interrogations. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (in press, used with permission).

Arrigo, Jean Maria. (2004). A utilitarian argument against torture interrogation of terrorists." Science and Engineering Ethics, 10 (3), 543-572.

Arrigo, Jean Maria, & Anonymous Intelligence Officer. (2002-2005). Correspondence between a U.S. Counterintelligence Liaison Officer and J.M. Arrigo. [Restricted access.] Intelligence Ethics Collection, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Bowden, Mark. (2003, October). The dark art of interrogation. The Atlantic Monthly. Pp. 51-58, 60, 62, 64-65, 68-70, 72-74, & 76.

Dershowitz, Alan M. (2002, January 22). Want to torture? Get a warrant. San Francisco Chronicle, p. A-19.

Dershowitz, Alan M. (2002). Torture of terrorists: Is it necessary to do and to lie about it? In Shouting fire: Civil liberties in a turbulent age. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co. Pp.

Dershowitz, Alan M. (2003, March 3). Dershowitz: Torture could be justified. (Interview by Wolf Blitzer). CNN Access. [].

Miles, Steven H. (2004). Abu Ghraib: Its legacy for military medicine. The Lancet, 364: 725-729.

Miles, Steven H. (2005). Oath betrayed: Military medicine and the war on terror. Chapters 1, 2, & 7. (Prepublication draft of manuscript, used with permission.)

Price, Paul. (2005, October 23). Letter to J.M. Arrigo. In: An intelligence analyst makes discoveries! Oral history conducted by J.M. Arrigo. [Restricted until January 1, 2035.] Intelligence Ethics Collection, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Contact information: John Crigler, Derek Werner, Jean Maria Arrigo, Project on Ethics and Art in Testimony 110 Oxford St, Irvine, CA 92612.