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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Perhaps Alleg’s account can help open some eyes to the dehumanizing futility of torture in practise; one can always hope. The Questionreleased for the first time in the U.

Alleg was transferred to Lodi camp for one month, and later wuestion the civil prison of Barberousse, where he was returned to the regular legal circuits. The Wretched of the Earth. The book is a chronological account of the author’s imprisonment and ordeals in El-Biar and then Lodi camps.

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Algerian War books Censorship in France. He managed to smuggle thr the pages with the help of his lawyers. He points out that rather than wondering if they would talk if their fingernails were pulled out, the question facing the young military men became, “If my friends, fellow soldiers, and leaders tear out an enemy’s fingernails, what will I do? Share your thoughts with other customers.

Your alldg name should be at least 2 characters long. Unquestionably, some of the book’s impact came from Alleg being a French citizen being tortured by the French military. Views Read Edit View history.


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It packs a tremendous punch today. See all 11 reviews. Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most influential writers and existentialist philosophers of the twentieth century. A Woman in Berlin: Unquestionably, some of the book’s impact came from Alleg being a French citizen being tortured by allrg French military.

It is a brutally true and personal account of a man caught up under the circumstances beyond his control during the Algerian War of Independence. Please try again later. Yet Alleg also shows how effects spread further than the victim or interrogator.

This book not only might have shocked the conscience of France. Alleg describes hearing cries from other detainees, notably voices of a woman who he thought was his wife.

This new release contains the original text and the original preface by Jean-Paul Sartre. The French government officially banned La Question to deal with the increasingly tense political atmosphere.

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Please review your cart. La Question was censored in France after selling 60, copies in two weeks. How to write a great review. From a counterinsurgency perspective, it addresses the very large part of the war effort, which is the extraction of information from suspected and confirmed insurgents through interrogation.

Alleg, a A,leg who supported Algerian independence, shocked the French nation. Works of Richard Carlile. This work is a graphic description of why such widespread employment of torture in fact tge the opposite effect. Sartre also takes note of this.


The resulting interrogation aimed at identifying the people who had supported him, and whom Alleg was determined to protect. Remarkably, wholesale condemnation of these practices, past and present, is hard to find, the practise excused as necessity or the torturers excused as just doing their duty — so, too, now in the United States. Sadly, the book may remain all too relevant today. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alleg writes that he did not know he was seeing his friend for the last time.

He told Alleg that “it’s tough, Henri” c’est dur, Henri.

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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 Ehnri. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews.

Thus, when Alleg later is tortured some three floors underground, one of his main persecutors wants him gagged. An American Spectator in Paris.