Mainstreaming torture ethical approaches in the post-9/11 United States /

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many Americans had assumed was a settled ethical question: is torture ever morally permissible? Rebecca Gordon argues that institutionalised state torture remains as wrong today as it was before those terrible attacks, and shows how U.S. prac...

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Main Author: Gordon, Rebecca,
Other Authors: Oxford Scholarship Online.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
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