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Penalty (2007)

by Mike Norkin

This subject surrounding this piece deals primarily with the use of torture-in both past and present contexts—as a means of extracting confessions . The central image represents a common form of torture, now generally referred to as water boarding. Such forms of torture are commonly used today in facilities such as Gitmo . The two figures surrounding the central image represent the Papacy which had overseen these methods in the name of God. This motivation is echoed in in our modern societ...

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