The seduction of blind force Gershom Gorenberg, Gershom Gorenberg is the author of "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977" (Times Books). He blogs at southjerusalem.com.
Talk, not torture, gets the information Matthew Alexander, Matthew Alexander served in the Air Force for 14 years and is the author of "How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq." He writes under a pseudonym for security reasons. His coauthor, John Bruning, contributed to this article. E-mail: