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Justifying wartime atrocities alters memories


May 15, 2014

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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

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Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

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