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By Mark Twain
Jon Wiener at The Nation explores the dangerously simplistic view of torture depicted in Fox TV’s “24.” (In this scene from season 3, Jack Bauer tortures a terrorist by preparing to kill his daughter.)
In championing ?24,? Pat Buchanan and Bush administration apologists oversimplify a complex depiction of counter-terrorism and also use an idealized fictional violence to justify real-world abuses of the law and authority.
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