Terrorism & Its Civilized Discontents
An Eastern Orthodox Ethical Reflection on Torture as Counter-Terrorism
by Alexander F. C. Webster
In the eleventh episode of the fifth season of the wildly popular Fox television series 24, one particular scene dramatically depicts one of the most acute moral dilemmas entailed in a robust counter-terrorism policy.
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Alexander F. C. Webster (Archpriest), Ph.D., is Dean & Professor of Moral Theology Emeritus at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
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