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Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights William F. Schulz

Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights

William F. Schulz

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ISBN : 9781560254898
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208 pages
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Have human rights as we once understood them become obsolete since 9-11? Arent new methods needed to combat the apocalyptic violence of al-Qaeda? Shouldnt we sacrifice some rights to make us all safer? And if we can kill a combatant in battle, whyMoreHave human rights as we once understood them become obsolete since 9-11? Arent new methods needed to combat the apocalyptic violence of al-Qaeda? Shouldnt we sacrifice some rights to make us all safer? And if we can kill a combatant in battle, why shouldnt we torture them if it will save lives? William Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, examines these and other fundamental questions through the prism of our new consciousness about terrorism in this provocative new book. It questions Americas own ambivalent record—its tainted legacy—and addresses recent human rights violations: the imprisonment without charge of non-citizens and the violation of the Geneva Convention at Guantanamo Bay. Schulz writes, One of Osama bin Ladens goals is to destroy the solidarity of the international community and undermine the norms and standards that have sustained that community since the end of World War II. The great irony of the post-9/11 world is that, when it comes to human rights, the United States has been doing his work for him.