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The Resource Because it is wrong : torture, privacy and presidential power in the age of terror, Charles Fried and Gregory Fried

Because it is wrong : torture, privacy and presidential power in the age of terror, Charles Fried and Gregory Fried

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Because it is wrong : torture, privacy and presidential power in the age of terror
Title
Because it is wrong
Title remainder
torture, privacy and presidential power in the age of terror
Statement of responsibility
Charles Fried and Gregory Fried
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is born of conversations between father and son Charles and Gregory Fried (respectively of Harvard Law School and Suffolk U.) over controversial aspects of the so-called "war on terror," specifically the use of torture (euphemistically called "enhanced interrogations" in the media) on suspected terrorists and the deployment of pervasive warrantless electronic surveillance domestically. Together, they take a deontological perspective that both of these tactics are simply wrong in their very nature (as opposed to the possible utilitarian perspective that some things can be justified because of the good that might result) and that to support them would be to support the right of the executive to break the law in time of crisis. Addressing the general reader, they support this view through a broad discussion of law, ethics, and American history. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 172/.2
  • 172.42
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Because it is wrong : torture, privacy and presidential power in the age of terror, Charles Fried and Gregory Fried
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Absolutely wrong -- Bordering on torture -- The big ear -- No beginning or no end -- Learning not to be good
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780393069518
Lccn
2010019096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601093998
  • ocn601093998
  • OCoLC
Label
Because it is wrong : torture, privacy and presidential power in the age of terror, Charles Fried and Gregory Fried
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Absolutely wrong -- Bordering on torture -- The big ear -- No beginning or no end -- Learning not to be good
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780393069518
Lccn
2010019096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601093998
  • ocn601093998
  • OCoLC

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