Torture as a Moral ActPosted: October 24, 2008
This year, the girl I tutor is a high school senior, and her English class is focusing a lot on contemporary literature and persuasive writing. Recently she was assigned a rhetorical analysis paper on an essay of her choice (from the book they’re using in class); she chose a piece titled “The Case for Torture” by Michael Levin.
I’ll leave my thoughts in the comments after you’re kind enough to tell me your opinion, both on the topic itself (is torture justifiable?) and the author’s rhetorical skills (does he convince his readers?).
P.S. Are you surprised to learn that I do actually think about things besides the Romgi, the Bwun, and Mother’s Cookies?