Today’s #book is a pretty serious one. Darius Rejali aims to find out patterns and and causalities between democracies applying torture. On over 700 pages, he lays down histories, diverse country examples and mechanisms of spreading. #Torture is diminishing a #democracy’s #legitimacy. But that doesn’t imply, democracies do not torture. ‘Torture and democracy’ provides important insights into one of the most extreme means, a state can apply.