Jane Mayer | The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

Recorded Jul 29, 2008
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Jane Mayer’s The Dark Side offers a riveting account of how the United States made what she sees as self-destructive decisions, particularly the choice to torture information out of often-innocent prisoners, in the wake of September 11. Mayer, a staff writer at the New Yorker for over a decade, argues that whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of our country’s moral and political standing in the world as a result of these decisions.

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