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Books from the Future

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Our Next Event

07/29/2014 - 7:00pm

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible? Within days, some began to suggest that, in these new circumstances, the new answer was "yes." Rebecca Gordon argues that September 11 did not, as some have said, "change everything," and that institutionalized state torture remains as wrong today as it was on the day before those terrible attacks. Furthermore, U.S. practices during the "war on terror" are rooted in a history that began long before September 11, a history that includes both support for torture regimes abroad and the use of torture in American jails and prisons.

Rebecca Gordon received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.Div. and Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from Graduate Theological Union. She teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of San Francisco and for the university’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Previous publications include Letters From Nicaragua  and Cruel and Usual: How Welfare "Reform" Punishes Poor People .

Find Waldo in Porter Square

Waldo is hiding in 20 local businesses in Porter Square in July. Pick up your passport and join the hunt for Waldo around the neighborhood. Collect stamps, win prizes, and celebrate with a party at the bookstore on July 31. Find Waldo is a fun way to explore and celebrate our community.

Sponsored by local business and publisher of the Where's Waldo series, Candlewick Press and the American Bookseller's Association.

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