Chapter 1
Where Do These Techniques Come From?
(Or, What Does Abu Ghraib Have to Do With You?)

Why You Should Learn This

In daily life, I use the tools covered in this book when I don’t trust someone or when I need to get the upper hand for a purpose. Using them constantly to manipulate loved ones and business associates would make me a sociopath. Using them wisely means that I understand I have entitlements—the right to humane treatment, honesty, fair play.
In your daily life, you have a range of choices about where you go and what you do; that allows you to operate with certainty. When I use the tools of interrogation, I create dilemmas so that prisoners have only two ugly options. They find themselves having to choose between doing something ...

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