Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror (Paperback)

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George W. Bush's war on terror defended torture as a matter of official policy and furthered an already emergent culture of cruelty. As torture became normalized in the Bush era, it not only corrupted American ideals and political culture, it also passed over to the dark side in sanctioning the unimaginable and unspeakable: the torture of children. This shocking book documents cases of child torture by American military personnel, many of which have never been reported in the media. Giroux raises serious challenges the Obama administration must address in light of this shameful period in American history if it wants to restore democratic culture. Going further than simply blaming those at the top, Hearts of Darkness also raises questions about the collusion of the media, educators, the criminal justice system and other institutions that have enabled a culture that accepts the torture of children.

About the Author

Henry A. Giroux holds the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Canada.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594518263
ISBN-10: 1594518262
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 30th, 2010
Pages: 172
Language: English
Series: Radical Imagination