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Torture and the ticking bomb

Author: Robert Brecher
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely and passionate book is the first to address itself to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz's controversial arguments for the limited use of interrogational torture and its legalisation.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Brecher
ISBN: 9781405162012 1405162015 1405162023 9781405162029
OCLC Number: 85691583
Description: x, 122 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The fantasy of the "ticking bomb" scenario --
The consequences of normalising interrogational torture --
Torture, death, and philosophy.
Responsibility: Bob Brecher.

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"Brecher relentlessly deconstructs the most misleading hypothetical of our time. His lively and valuable book shows that even 'noble cause' torture is always counterproductive." Geoffrey Robertson Read more...

 
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