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Justifying wartime atrocities alters memories
May 15, 2014
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.
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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