Washington DC-based writer Matthew Harwood discusses the degraded moral principles in the US evident from the American public’s assent to torture, the prohibition against torture by Washington and Lincoln in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the limited investigations focused on “a few bad apples” instead of the torture choreographers in the Bush administration.
MP3 here. (26:28)
Matthew Harwood is a writer in Washington DC. He is the author of chapter 25, “Enjoining an American Nightmare,” in the book Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces. His work has appeared in The Washington Monthly, The Huffington Post, The Columbia Journalism Review and elsewhere.