Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them

Author: Christopher Durang
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802194419
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Christopher Durang has been called Jonathan Swift's nicer, younger brother (The New York Observer). His plays are known for containing hilarity at every turn and revealing social commentary in every corner. Now collected in Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them and Other Political Plays are Durang's most revealing political and social satires. Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Does her mother go to the theater frequently to seek mental escape, or is she just insane? Add in a minister who directs porno, and a ladylike operative whose underwear just won't stay up, and this black comedy will make us laugh all the way to the waterboarding room. [Durang’s] funniest play in years. A play that equals his early hits.” John Simon, Bloomberg Comedic napalm, something like a cross between The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Dr. Strangelove. Durang has now joined ranks with Dario Fo. Durang is getting a lot off his chest, and off ours. . . unnervingly true and cathartic. Bob Verini, Variety

Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them And Other Political Plays

Author: Christopher Durang
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802145671
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The title play tells the story of a young woman who wakes up to find herself in bed with a man she does not know, and to whom she has apparently got married while drunk the previous night. And to make matters worse, it seems like he might be a terrorist.

Dps Catalogue Of New Plays 2009 2010

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Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780822223962
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Torture And Impunity

Author: Alfred W. McCoy
Editor: Critical Human Rights
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Many Americans have condemned the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used in the War on Terror as a transgression of human rights. But the United States has done almost nothing to prosecute past abuses or prevent future violations. Tracing this knotty contradiction from the 1950s to the present, historian Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the U.S. government. During the Cold War, McCoy argues, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency covertly funded psychological experiments designed to weaken a subject’s resistance to interrogation. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA revived these harsh methods, while U.S. media was flooded with seductive images that normalized torture for many Americans. Ten years later, the U.S. had failed to punish the perpetrators or the powerful who commanded them, and continued to exploit intelligence extracted under torture by surrogates from Somalia to Afghanistan. Although Washington has publicly distanced itself from torture, disturbing images from the prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo are seared into human memory, doing lasting damage to America’s moral authority as a world leader.

American Theatre

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The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross
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The Living Age

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Taking Sides

Author: Stephen Satris
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780073397153
File Size: 80,42 MB
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This Eleventh Edition of TAKING SIDES: SOCIAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Quill Quire

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Nurturing Our Humanity

Author: Riane Eisler
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190935723
File Size: 18,38 MB
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Nurturing Our Humanity offers a new perspective on our personal and social options in today's world, showing how we can build societies that support our great human capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity. It brings together findings--largely overlooked--from the natural and social sciences debunking the popular idea that we are hard-wired for selfishness, war, rape, and greed. Its groundbreaking new approach reveals connections between disturbing trends like climate change denial and regressions to strongman rule. Moving past right vs. left, religious vs. secular, Eastern vs. Western, and other familiar categories that do not include our formative parent-child and gender relations, it looks at where societies fall on the partnership-domination scale. On one end is the domination system that ranks man over man, man over woman, race over race, and man over nature. On the other end is the more peaceful, egalitarian, gender-balanced, and sustainable partnership system. Nurturing Our Humanity explores how behaviors, values, and socio-economic institutions develop differently in these two environments, documents how this impacts nothing less than how our brains develop, examines cultures from this new perspective (including societies that for millennia oriented toward partnership), and proposes actions supporting the contemporary movement in this more life-sustaining and enhancing direction. It shows how through today's ever more fearful, frenzied, and greed-driven technologies of destruction and exploitation, the domination system may lead us to an evolutionary dead end. A more equitable and sustainable way of life is biologically possible and culturally attainable: we can change our course.

Torture

Author: John Perry
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Glamour

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The Gentleman S Journal

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The People

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The Animal S Defender And Zoophilist

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Ethics

Author: Julia Driver
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118697278
File Size: 51,82 MB
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Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and argumentsin moral theory by introducing students to different philosophicalapproaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics,divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophyseries. Presents lively, real-world examples and thoughtful discussionof key moral philosophers and their ideas. Constitutes an excellent resource for readers coming to thesubject of ethics for the first time.

Wilson S Photographic Magazine

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The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2008 2009

Author: Jeffrey Eric Jenkins
Editor: Limelight Editions
ISBN: 9780879103743
File Size: 52,87 MB
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(Best Plays Theater Yearbook). Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1920, this annual chronicle of the theater in the United States honors 10 new works and three regional plays cited in the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Awards and Citations competition. With this latest edition, The Best Plays Theater Yearbook continues to build its ongoing theater history project with a comprehensive collection of facts and figures about the year in American theater. The best plays of 2008-2009 were chosen from Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway productions of new plays that opened between June 1, 2008, and May 31, 2009. Individual essays celebrate each work. The ten New York premieres honored are Becky Shaw , by Gina Gionfriddo; Billy Elliot , by Lee Hall and Elton John; Blasted , by Sarah Kane; The Cripple of Inishmaan , by Martin McDonagh; God of Carnage , by Yasmina Reza; The Good Negro , by Tracey Scott Wilson; reasons to be pretty , by Neil LaBute; Ruined , by Lynn Nottage; 33 Variations , by Moises Kaufman; and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them , by Christopher Durang. Special Citation: [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell.

What S Wrong With Being Single

Author: Maryam Jorjani
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497630851
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Absolutely nothing. Being single or facing divorce, separation, or widowhood doen’t mean unhappiness. Singles—the latest, largest, and least understood minority in America—are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Drawing on many statistics and richly detailed case studies, Maryam Jorjani proves that society’s pressures and misconceptions of togetherness drive many of us to get married. The result is often depression, divorce, addiction, violence—even suicide. Her conclusion: Living the single lifestyle, free and independent, may just be the best prescription for what ails America.