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Cafes and ticking time bombs

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When the torture debate consumed Washington during the Bush administration, Charles Krauthammer popularized the argument built around the “ticking time bomb” scenario. The argument, in essence: Ethics 101: A terrorist has planted a nuclear bomb in New York City. It will go off in one hour. A million people will die. You capture the terrorist. He knows where it is. He’s not talking. Question:...

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