"McCoy proceeds in the venerable tradition of exposing and shaming . . . He is justifiably hailed as a champion of antitorture activists."—American Psychological Association
"McCoy argues persuasively and clearly . . . [and his] writing effectively leads the reader through the presentation, using precise clear examples . . . This is a disquieting read, the kind of reading more Americans should partake of to understand how their country is really working.”—Jim Miles, Palestine Chronicle
Alfred W. McCoy is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia and Closer Than Brothers.