Did Bush and Cheney Have 'Bloodlust' for Torture?
Culture Project - Skirball Performing Arts Center, NY
A panel including Ron Suskind, Vince Warren and Fisher Stevens explore the dark corners of illegal kidnapping, confinement, secret prisons and torture.Harold Pinter said "I believe that, despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies, is a crucial obligation. It is, in fact, mandatory."Accountability is critical to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten American democracy, only a groundswell of public engagement can restore American values and moral standing in the world. At this crucial moment, Culture Project presents Blueprint for Accountability, a monthly series that asks "How can we empower ourselves to hold our leaders - in government, education and corporate institutions - accountable for the events of the past and the conditions of the future?"In a bold new hybrid of investigative journalism and theater, Blueprint for Accountability brings together the world's leading experts in politics and journalism with the most visionary artists of our time to create an architectural plan for restoring accountability into our culture.Stay tuned for events - on economic injustice, the criminal justice system, immigration, human trafficking, Hurricane Katrina, healthcare, education and corporate media.