The VICE Guantanamo Guest Edit

The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If I were running an illegal detention centre in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial, I, too, would not want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment.
Reza Aslan
11.10.14
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'A People's History of the United States' by Howard Zinn

John Howard on why Zinn's radical history is banned from Gitmo.
John Howard
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Kill List' by Frederick Forsyth

The writer says it's "a badge of honour" to be banned in Gitmo.
Frederick Forsyth
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Futility' by Wilfred Owen

Jeremy Paxman finds it "fascinating" that the war poet is banned from Gitmo.
Jeremy Paxman
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Blair's Wars' by John Kampfner

The author on why his book exposing Blair and Bush is banned in Gitmo.
John Kampfner
11.10.14
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'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare

This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
Melvyn Bragg
11.10.14
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'Trainspotting' by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh has no fucking idea why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Irvine Welsh
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Hidden Agendas' by John Pilger

The author says his book "defines a modern version of fascism, of which Guantánamo is a dark beacon".
John Pilger & Amy McQuire
11.10.14
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'Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture' by Ian Cobain

Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Ian Cobain
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'An American Slave' by Frederick Douglass

Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
Paul Gilroy
11.10.14