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Justifying wartime atrocities alters memories

May 15, 2014

Alin Coman Stories about wartime atrocities and torture methods, like waterboarding and beatings, often include justifications--despite whether the rationale is legitimate. But do such justifications shape an entire people's memory? A study by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School shows how those justifications actually creep into people's memories of war, excusing the actions of their side. Full Story

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

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