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Jack Bauer for President : Terrorism and Politics in 24 - Richard Miniter

Jack Bauer for President

Terrorism and Politics in 24

By: Richard Miniter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th February 2008
ISBN: 9781933771274
Number Of Pages: 193

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Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24 looks at the way “24” reflects, distorts and comments upon our modern political landscape. “24” is one of the most gripping, dramatic and addictive shows on television, but how much of it is realistic? And what does the show have to say about modern politics and foreign policy in America’s fight against terrorism?

The book takes on the show’s images of terrorism, government and politics, as well as the ethics and effectiveness of counterterrorism practices. Does it take a terrorist to fight a terrorist? How much do “the people” have a right to know in life-threatening circumstances? How effective do we really want our heroes to be?

Addressing these issues and enriching the “24” viewing experience are authors prominent in fields ranging from philosophy, psychology, political science and counterterrorism. Each contributor was so passionate about the show that we did not have to resort to the threat of electrical wires, heart defibrillators, chemical injections or old-fashioned bone breaking to get our information!

Living with Terrorp. 1
Can a Leftist Love 24?p. 19
"I Despise You for Making Me Do This"p. 29
Honey Traps, Romeos, and Blackmailp. 43
Hacking Jack Bauerp. 59
Jack Bauer Is the Dirty Harry for the Age of Terrorismp. 67
Simulating Terrorp. 77
The Third Degreep. 87
24 and the Use of Torture to Obtain Preventive Intelligencep. 103
The Reality of Interrogationp. 125
Jack (Bauer) and the Beanstalkp. 133
Hail to the Chiefp. 149
Jack Bauer Syndromep. 171
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ISBN: 9781933771274
ISBN-10: 1933771275
Series: Smart Pop
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 9th February 2008
Publisher: BenBella Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.33

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