Catastrophe

risk and response

By Posner, Richard A.

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ISBN
978-0-19517-813-5
Publisher
Oxford Univ. Pr., 2004.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on December 15, 2004

This collection of 17 essays provides a detailed discussion of torture and whether it is ever morally justified. Including scholarly contributions from both Americans and Europeans, it is divided into four parts. First, Henry Shue, Michael Walzer, and Jean Bethke Elshtain discuss whether torture is ever allowable and, if so, under what circumstances. The second part presents John H. Langbein on the legal history of torture in Western law, plu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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