Tag Archives: international law

Torture and the Ticking Bomb

by Anthony J. Marsella When I accepted the invitation to review Bob Brecher’s provocative book Torture and the Ticking Bomb, I questioned whether yet another book debating the ethics of torture was needed. Could anything more be said about the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Witnessing the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate

By guest author Anthony J. Marsella (December 15, 2015 – CNN TV – Las Vegas, Nevada) I sat and watched, speechless, at what was unfolding before me. Billed as a debate of potential presidential candidates, I expected — hoped — … Continue reading

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Military Sexual Assault: Toxic Masculinity Gone Viral?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZxDx9OYBQU

Men who perpetrate military sexual assaults tend to be indiscriminate;—they will destroy the lives of men as easily as women. Indeed, because men enter the military in much higher numbers than women, the majority of military sexual assault victims are … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s wars: Let’s stop them now.

  Part 2 in a two-part series by Dr. Majed Ashy Leaders can use their power and authority for good or bad.  Unfortunately, some leaders promote moral disengagement by persuading the masses that the crimes of wars and terrorism are, among … Continue reading

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