American psychopaths: The shrinks who assisted in torture

On Friday, investigative journalist James Risen of The New York Times disclosed a542-page report that illuminates how members of the American Psychological Association colluded with the CIA to blunt and counter dissent with the intelligence agency over the application of torture, and then lied and covered up their close collaboration with CIA officials to weaken the association’s ethical guidelines for the purpose (financial reward) of green-lighting psychologists to participate in the government’s harsh and abusive interrogation programme.

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