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Witch Hunts: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay - Rapley, Robert
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Witch hunts are the products of intense fear and paranoia and the results are often terrible. The accused in three famous witchcraft cases - in Bamberg and Wurzburg, Germany, in Loudun, France, and in Salem, Massachusetts - were assumed to be guilty without proof. Secret accusations were accepted, evidence was falsified, and extreme pressures, including torture, were used. Arguing that fear was, and still is, a prerequisite to any witch hunt, Robert Rapley shows that the current hunt for terrorists mirrors the witch crazes ...

Witch Hunts: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay 2007, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773531864

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