Item description for Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24 (Smart Pop series) by Richard Miniter...
This collection of essays sheds some light on the underlying issues in 24, one of the most gripping, dramatic, and addictive shows on television. With contributors drawn from fields including philosophy, psychology, political science, and counterterrorism,the essaysreflect, distort, and comment on our modern political landscape. Using our current political climate to enrich viewers' experience of 24, this book addresses how much of the show is realistic and what it has to say about modern politics and foreign policy in America's fight against terrorism. Essays look atissues including the show's images of terrorism, the ethics and effectiveness of the characters' counterterrorism practices, the portrayal of government and politics on the show, whether it takes a terrorist to fight a terrorist, how much "the people" have a right to know in life-threatening circumstances, and how effective we really want our heroes to be.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher BenBella Books
ISBN 1933771275 ISBN13 9781933771274
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More About Richard Miniter
RICHARD MINITER is the author of two top-ten "New York Times" bestsellers, "Losing Bin Laden" and "Shadow War, " as well as "Mastermind, " the first biography of 9/11 planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. He writes a column for Forbes.com. A former editorial writer for "The" "Wall Street Journal" in Brussels, member of the investigative team at "The" "Sunday Times" in London, and editorial-page editor of the "Washington Times, " Miniter has also written for "The New York Times, " "The Washington Post, " "The Wall Street Journal, " as well as "The Atlantic, " "Reader's Digest, " "Newsweek, " "The New Republic, " and "National Review." He has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He has won awards from the National Press Club and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (shared). He lives in Arlington, Virginia.