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  1. Introduction
  2. Violations of human rights
  3. The Structure of Torture
  4. Use mystery in the action and intentions of the regime
  5. Create an impression of the outside world against Argentina
  6. Uniting the majority

Violations of human rights are a common feature in forced rule. In the book A Lexicon of Terror, the author shows the methods used to create to empower the illegitimate leaderships and suppress their opposition. The book also proceeds to show how in these regimes, violations of human rights are used to strengthen the governments. This paper will show the methods used by dictatorships to strengthen their rule and undermine opposition.

In the ?The Structure of Torture?, Elaine Scarry proposes that torture is used in unstable and contestable rules. Torture is a form of abuse of human rights. However, on its own, it is not sufficient to inspire people to follow a dictator because it is technically impossible to torture the entire population. However, she also proposes that demonstration of the instruments of terror is often a sufficient torture method (Scarry, 1985). Though the real acts of torture involves infliction of pain, a physical act, and a verbal act in the form of interrogation, she shows that showing instruments of terror to the victims is a form of torture. For this reason, there were many forms of torture used in Argentina, such as the demonstration of the raw ability of the government (Scarry, 1985). The following are the methods used to strengthen the Argentine dictatorship as outline in ?A Lexicon of Terror'.

[...] The following are the methods used to strengthen the Argentine dictatorship as outline in Lexicon of Terror'. Use mystery in the action and intentions of the regime Mystery is a common feature in dictatorships. For example, in the movie ?Death and the Maiden', the victim of torture, Paulina, does not know the identity of her tormentor (Polanski, 1994). The implication is that while on the streets, she is forced to live with the fear that the perpetrator may be the next person, which turns out to be the case when doctor Miranda turns up in her house. [...]


[...] USA: Fine Line Features. Feitlowitz, M. (2011). A lexicon of terror (Rev. & updated, with a new epilogue. ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [...]


[...] Dictatorships - Human Rights Violations of human rights are a common feature in forced rule. In the book A Lexicon of Terror, the author shows the methods used to create to empower the illegitimate leaderships and suppress their opposition. The book also proceeds to show how in these regimes, violations of human rights are used to strengthen the governments. This paper will show the methods used by dictatorships to strengthen their rule and undermine opposition. In the Structure of Torture?, Elaine Scarry proposes that torture is used in unstable and contestable rules. [...]

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