I’ve written a review of Darius Rejali’s massive study, Torture and Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2007):
“Hidden Torture, False Democracy.” International Socialist Review. September-October 2008.
You can read it online at: http://www.isreview.org/issues/61/feat-torturedem.shtml
This essay largely directs criticism toward Rejali’s idea of “democracy.” In a forthcoming piece for Make/Shift I will also examine his definition of “torture.”