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6.4: “The Case Against Torture,” by Alisa Soloman

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  • In “The Case Against Torture,” author and professor Alisa Soloman enumerates the reasons torture should never be practiced or justified in a civil society.

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    As you read, look for the following:

    • What is the author’s thesis?
    • What key points does the author use to argue the thesis?
    • How does the author use reasoning, research and/or examples to affirm her viewpoint?
    • How does the author attempt to refute opposing arguments?


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