Torture Justification in ‘24’: Aesthetics of the Bush Administration

Knut Fournier, “Justification de la torture & “24 heures Chrono”, Les Cahiers de l’Unite, Vol. 3 (2012)

12 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2012 Last revised: 27 May 2012

See all articles by Knut Fournier

Knut Fournier

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Date Written: March 3, 2012

Abstract

In the context of the War on Terror, fiction is a support of ideologies for the Bush administration. The TV series '24' resorts on all legal justifications of torture made by the Bush administration, and justifies torture as being necessary, effective, and lawful. In that justification process, the thesis of the main international lawyers supportive of the Bush doctrines are used in a very detailed way, maintaining a 'simulacra' in the sense of Baudrillard.

Note: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: War on Terror, Torture, Justification, Fiction, Television, International Law, Human Rights

Suggested Citation

Fournier, Knut, Torture Justification in ‘24’: Aesthetics of the Bush Administration (March 3, 2012). Knut Fournier, “Justification de la torture & “24 heures Chrono”, Les Cahiers de l’Unite, Vol. 3 (2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2015129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2015129

Knut Fournier (Contact Author)

Hong Kong Shue Yan University ( email )

10 Wai Tsui Crescent
Braemar Hill Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
92
Abstract Views
772
rank
279,590
PlumX Metrics