Boston Globe - Exclusive: Dershowitz Addresses the Use of Torture to Prevent Attacks

The Boston Globe

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In a provocative five-essay series in The Boston Globe, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz will argue that new balances, more forceful and robust, “must be struck” between preserving civil liberties and protecting against terrorist violence and groups (Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas, etc.):
  • Part Five: Should torture be used to prevent a ticking bomb terrorist attack?: Preventing terrorism often requires a choice of evils: to target terrorists and their leaders knowing civilians will be killed; to collect massive amounts of private data in an effort to track terrorists; to detain potential terrorists without trial.  But perhaps no choice of evils is more controversial than the use of torture to secure real time intelligence against imminent acts of terrorism.

To follow the entire series this week, visit