When you are going mad, you first notice new, shocking things about the world; you had not previously realized that the pigeon on the windowsill is always the same pigeon, nor that the rhythm of its coos is the rhythm of human speech. Only later does the fear begin, as you sense that even the most intimate and familiar parts of life are infested and undermined by secret forces. In the last phase, everything makes sense again. Your world is not that of other people, but you know what you have to do – whatever the consequences.
Psychology professor Jeffrey Lohr and colleague David Tolin, both of the University of Arkansas, examined the evidence of any alleged role of psychologists in “creating, teaching and implementing torture practices.” They found psychologists did more than just develop and train others in “enhanced interrogation methods.”
My book, The C.I.A. Doctors, is based on 15,000 pages of documents I received from the CIA through the Freedom of Information Act and dozens of papers published in medical journals.