September 08, 2007

Good Example or Horrible Warning?

by PG

I wonder what the folks at Human Rights First, after having made a documentary on the depiction of torture on TV that focuses on "24," think of Georgetown Law adjunct professor Lt. General Walter Sharp's course titled "The Law of 24." A former West Point law of war professor (now also at Georgetown) who assisted Human Rights First with their documentary told them that "24" was a major problem in his classroom because young cadets had gotten the wrong idea about what was permissible. If Sharp presents Jack Bauer as what soldiers may be tempted to do but shouldn't, the course ought to be unobjectionable, but if Bauer -- contrary to what the show's producers and writers claim they are doing -- is held up as non-fantastical, I think there will be some concerns.

September 8, 2007 01:29 PM | TrackBack
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