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Iraq, Torture and the Crisis in American Leadership
As the nomination of Michael Mukasey demonstrated, the issue of torture remains on Washington’s front burner. The Bush Administration continues to assert the right to use torture techniques, including waterboarding, in the interrogation of detainees in the war on terror. In the meantime, torture has begun to pervade the popular culture, as demonstrated on programs like ’24.’ What can persons of conscience do to oppose a government bent on immoral and unlawful conduct? What can they do to oppose the saturation of media with sadistic, torture-related violence?
Featured Speaker: Scott Horton, Harper’s Magazine
Also: Eric Fair, a former interrogator in Iraq, now an M.Div. student, Profs. George Hunsinger and Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary
Mackay Campus Center, Main Lounge, Princeton, New Jersey
Thursday, November 15, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
The event is open to the public
More from Scott Horton:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Amount by which the total wealth of all American households declined last year:
A study concluded that commercial fish stocks may be gone by 2050 as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global climate change.
“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”
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