"torture and its perceived rightness -- which may be distinct from its morality "
What then is morality? And why was the question of support for torture among the religious elements in the United States so readily dismissed? There was a time in this country when moral-political issues were discussed (after the atomic bombing of Japan for example). Now however the vast religious community ignores the moral question of torture while spending altogether to much breath condemning the immorality of the secular community.
Sadly "On being" seems to be no exception.
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