Attitudes towards Torture

The criticism of my country’s government over torture is well meaning, and deserved. However, there is a demand side to torture (just like censorship and security theater.)

And in the United States, over 40% of my fellow citizens think it’s justified according to polling data published in The Economist.

Stopping torture doesn’t just mean petitioning the government, it requires changing ordinary peoples’ attitudes (and maybe a little less Jack Bauer on TV.)