posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 08:02 PM
Foucalt once argued that somewhere in the late 19th century corporal punishment had been replaced by a solitary "mental anguish".
Similar arguments then also claim that "breaking on the wheel" represented royal central power, and later powers would be more divisive.
What constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" to the US power? Paddling, drowning, whipping or "rendition"?
Where does cruelty begin, and torture end?
Please illustrate the reply where possible.