A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Question by Henri Alleg. The Question, released for the first time in the U.S. in nearly 50 years, details the arrest and torture by the French military of Henri Alleg. Henri Alleg. The Question. Fritz Allhoff. Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis.: Translated by John Calder.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Discover Wuestion Book Box for Kids. Torture during the Algerian War. The French government officially banned La Question to deal with the increasingly tense political atmosphere.

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Unquestionably, some of the book’s impact came from Alleg being a French citizen being tortured by the French military. Likewise, a new introduction by James Le Sueuer, a history professor who has written on the French-Algerian conflict, states that French officers who oversaw the use of torture and summary executions in Algeria trained U.

But for a while I could still breathe in some small gulps of air. Alleg, a Communist who supported Algerian independence, shocked the French nation. Within months of the invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon held a special screening of the film Battle of Algierssupposedly to show how and why France failed in its struggle against Algerian urban guerilla warfare and terrorism.


Archived from the original on A Woman in Berlin: The Rhyme of History. Start reading The Question on your Kindle in under a minute. Regarding the Pain of Others.

Similarly, Alleg was a journalist, not a combatant or terrorist who posed a direct threat to the French military or the public. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

He writes of a young paratrooper who came into his cell and praised those in the French Resistance who died from torture rather than reveal information. Sartre sums things up well in his Preface, including the quedtion Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

If allleg are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read reviews that mention algerian war anyone interested must read use torture french algeria question inhumanity personal terror victim waterboarding. He was arrested by the French though he doesn’t mention any specific charge being made against him and almost immediately subjected to a gruesome series of tortures, in order to get him to talk about who he worked with and for, and where they can be found.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It packs a tremendous punch today. La question – France. What does it mean to be a human being?

I heard a laugh behind the door: The Question is, without doubt, the single best argument against torture under any circumstances.


The importance of this book cannot be understated. Views Read Edit View history. On my knees, I moved towards a mattress against the wall. The French racist brutality toward the Algerian people so branded him that he never set foot in France and discouraged others from going. It is too, too human. Thus, when Alleg later is tortured some three floors underground, one of his main persecutors wants him gagged.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Question by Henri Alleg. I tried to lie on it on my stomach but it was stuffed inside with barbed wire. The Wretched of the Earth. Read more Read less. Get to Know Us. A Savage War of Peace. Don’t have a Kindle?

A Life in Prague, Unlike most French and Algerian Communists he supported the FLN without reservations and was willing to suffer the consequences usually reserved for the Arab militants–consequences which had their origins in Nazi concentration camps but were refined by the likes of Salan, Challe, Massu and others.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat He was interrogated for one month. I felt a difference in quality.