Week Three – Discussion Question #5
What is courage?
Throughout the first three sections of the book, Creighton struggles to come to terms with the circumstances surrounding his father’s death. After the ransacking and burning of the print shop, General Arnold speaks to Creighton about courage. General Arnold says the following about COURAGE:
“It’s a far more difficult thing to make up your own mind about what’s right and to act accordingly – to go against the demands of duty when it’s necessary, to take another path when you feel the one you’ve been led down is wrong. That requires real courage.”
Read one or more of the following articles, then post on the topic they present:
FBI E-Mail Refers to Presidential Order Authorizing Inhumane Interrogation Techniques from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) website.
TORTURE AT ABU GHRAIB as presented by The New Yorker Magazine online.
‘They said this is America . . . if a soldier orders you to take off your clothes, you must obey.’ as presented by Gaurdian Unlimited online.
The Guilt-Free Soldier: New Science Raises the Specter of a World Without Regret presented by The Village Voice online.