What do we say when we say torture is OK if it’s useful?
If you as a citizen morally condone institutional torture then you cannot avoid paying for it with your own humanity
In a civilized society—or one that claims to be civilized—there are certain things that are not up for debate. For instance, we do not have to argue that rape or pedophilia is evil—and this not having to prove to anyone that they are evil under any circumstances, is one marker of civilization and of our humanity.
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