Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24

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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 ...

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Overview


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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933771274
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Smart Pop series
  • Pages: 193
  • Sales rank: 1,171,300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.48 (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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Table of Contents

Living with Terror   Jeanne Cavelos     1
Can a Leftist Love 24?   Steven Rubio     19
"I Despise You for Making Me Do This"   Brett Chandler Patterson     29
Honey Traps, Romeos, and Blackmail   Paul Lytle     43
Hacking Jack Bauer   Jim Rapoza     59
Jack Bauer Is the Dirty Harry for the Age of Terrorism   Lorie Byrd     67
Simulating Terror   Aaron Thomas Nelson     77
The Third Degree   Christopher J. Patrick   Deborah L. Patrick     87
24 and the Use of Torture to Obtain Preventive Intelligence   Alan M. Dershowitz     103
The Reality of Interrogation   Eli Lake     125
Jack (Bauer) and the Beanstalk   Daveed Gartenstein-Ross   Kyle Dabruzzi     133
Hail to the Chief   Kristine Kathryn Rusch     149
Jack Bauer Syndrome   Eric Greene     171
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