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 Terror||p. 1|
|Can a Leftist Love 24?||p. 19|
|"I Despise You for Making Me Do This"||p. 29|
|Honey Traps, Romeos, and Blackmail||p. 43|
|Hacking Jack Bauer||p. 59|
|Jack Bauer Is the Dirty Harry for the Age of Terrorism||p. 67|
|Simulating Terror||p. 77|
|The Third Degree||p. 87|
|24 and the Use of Torture to Obtain Preventive Intelligence||p. 103|
|The Reality of Interrogation||p. 125|
|Jack (Bauer) and the Beanstalk||p. 133|
|Hail to the Chief||p. 149|
|Jack Bauer Syndrome||p. 171|
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Series: Smart Pop
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 9th February 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.24 x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.32