Consequence: A Memoir by Eric Fair

By Eric Fair

"A guy questions everything--his religion, his morality, his country--as he recounts his event as an interrogator in Iraq; an unparalleled memoir and "an act of impressive bravery" (Phil Klay)

"Remarkable... either an agonized confession and a chilling reveal of 1 of the darkest interludes of the battle on Terror. in basic terms this sort of braveness and honesty can deliver the USA again to the democratic values that we're so rightfully proud of." --Sebastian Junger

Consequence is the tale of Eric reasonable, a child who grew up within the shadows of crumbling Bethlehem metal crops nurturing a robust religion and a trust that he used to be referred to as to serve his state. it's a tale of a guy who chases his personal demons from Egypt, the place he served as a military translator, to a penal complex in Iraq, to seminary at Princeton, and finally, to a center transplant ward on the college of Pennsylvania.

In 2004, after numerous months as an interrogator with a personal contractor in Iraq, Eric Fair's nightmares take new varieties: first, there were the shrinking desires; now the liquid desires commence. by the point he leaves Iraq after that first deployment (he will return), reasonable may have participated in or witnessed quite a few competitive interrogation options together with sleep deprivation, rigidity positions, vitamin manipulation, publicity, and isolation. Years later, his overall healthiness and marriage crumbling, haunted via the position he performed in what we now comprehend as "enhanced interrogation," it really is Fair's wish to communicate out that turns into a key to his survival. Spare and haunting, Eric Fair's memoir is either a courageous, unrelenting confession and a booklet that questions the very depths of who he, and we as a rustic, became.

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Well, some genius had to discover some way in which lying, deception, evasion and their opposites could be used without detection and how "truth" and noumena-robbing were to be kept inviolate and inviolable. The "discovery" was, in its early stages, difficult because it was so vulnerable. Lying and deception were exposed, usually by some blundering child who could see that the emperor had no clothes, until it had been educated to know better. Hullo! hullo! No one here? Must have been talking to myself.

Tell me who you are. ' 'I will show and tell. ' 'See then: I am Thais. I am Helen of Troy. I caused mankind to see Beauty. ' Rosemary and Alice have swooned away, but Rosemary still talks. F. ) 'We are Science Fiction. ' 1 am the Artist who made the ram caught in a thicket beautiful in gold. I am the hunter who caught the ram in a thicket. I am the thicket in which the ram was caught. ' 1 am Science Fiction. F. I am the Fiction which became Science Fact. I am the tomb robber. I am the drug that stole your senses away.

The night, or what was left of it, was a source of terror. They had had no food. Robin assumed, though not so readily as Roland, that they were expected to find the same source of food available as before, namely, the Officers' Mess pillaged by the old cook. ' 'I never have mentioned it', replied Robin. ' 'How could I? I haven't been here for the last two months. It's you—you said you got grub every . ' Another heavy bullet crashed through the remains of the window, spattering them with glass. 'Are they going on with this do you think?

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