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Author Gordon, Rebecca, author

Title Mainstreaming torture : ethical approaches in the post-9/11 United States / Rebecca Gordon
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Summary 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. practices during the 'war on terror' are rooted in a history that includes support for torture regimes abroad and for the use of torture in the jails and prisons of America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 17, 2014)
Subject Torture -- Government policy -- United States.
Torture -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199373291 (ebook)