Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, the normalisation of torture, Henry Ford and anti-Semitism, fitting into Australia and doing philosophy in a Jimmy Stewart voice.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is gone. His replacement — and in turn, their replacement — should worry you.
Donald Trump's willingness to re-embrace torture, CIA black sites and, perhaps, another Middle East invasion all raise major questions for the Turnbull government and its willingness to work with the US.
Modern prisons present themselves as places that detain dangerous people, but their purpose is really to use time and duration as a form of torture.
A decade on, a key US medical body has admitted it colluded with the Bush administration in justifying torture.
While the Obama administration relentlessly pursues those who reveal crimes and wrongdoing, senior figures are allowed to leak with impunity.
The beyond-Kafkaesque nightmare of the CIA torture report isn't a document of history or a one-off derailment of American values, it's exactly how the War on Terror continues to be pursued.
The CIA engaged in a torture program that didn't work, tortured and killed innocent people, and the agency lied systematically to the authorities while intimidating those who raised concerns, a congressional report finds.
Crikey readers have their say on the matters of the day.