The debate about whether torture should be used to extract information from terrorists continues to percolate in our society. Robert Siegel talks with a father and son who have written a new book, Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror. Charles Fried is a Harvard Law professor and a former U.S. solicitor general in the Reagan administration. His son, Gregory Fried, is head of the philosophy department at Suffolk University. They argue that torture is fundamentally wrong -- it is not a gray issue.
'Because It Is Wrong': A Meditation On Torture
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