I'm reading The Gulag Archipelago at archive.org. that famous quote beginning "And how we burned in the camps later..." is a footnote on one of the very first pages of the first volume. and now around page 100 I find this interesting paragraph, in which Solzhenitsyn is numbering the psychological torture methods being used:
8. The lie. We lambs were forbidden to lie, but the interrogator could tell all the lies he felt like. Those articles of the law did not apply to him. We had even lost the yardstick with which to gauge: what does he get for lying? He could confront us with as many documents as he chose, bearing the forged signatures of our kinfolk and friends—and it would be just a skillful interrogation technique.
exactly like cops in the US. exactly.
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