How do we address the question of torture?
Dershowitz is focused on limiting the applicability of torure. Whould he support research increasing the effectiveness of interrogation? How would Dershowitz feel about a drug that reduces inhibitions to the point that the individual can't withold information from the questioner? What is the underlying principle behind his abhorrence of torture? Is it the brutality of it (turning us into brutes) or the invasiveness of it (invading the innermost privacy of an individual's mind)?
When adults are challenged to behave like adults, by a child, they can go in one of two directions.