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
Date Written: March 3, 2012
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.
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Keywords: War on Terror, Torture, Justification, Fiction, Television, International Law, Human Rights
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