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Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24
     

Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24

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by Richard Miniter (Editor), Leah Wilson (With)
 

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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

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933771274
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Smart Pop series
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Richard Miniter is the author of two New York Times–bestselling books, Losing Bin Laden and Shadow War, and is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves "24" and this book was a delight for her Christmas!