Waterboarding Hitchens


Old news, I know.  I showed this to my students this morning and there was an odd consensus that the ends justify the means, and one student attempted (in a misguided way) to apply Kant’s categorical imperative to torture.  Most were rather repulsed by the whole scene, but accepted it as something that needs to be done to protect us.  Showed it in another section and the consensus was exactly the opposite.  How did the torturers end up in the same class together I wonder?

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