Public Ethics Radio: Joy Gordon on Iraq Sanctions

Aug 13, 2010

Joy Gordon's new book "Invisible War" describes a superpower run amok. The international sanctions on Iraq were the strictest ever imposed. The tremendous damage that ensued set the stage for the devastated country we see today.

The United States has faced an uphill battle this summer in its attempts to impose international sanctions on Iran and North Korea. In this episode of Public Ethics Radio, we consider why it might not be such a bad thing that sanctions are difficult to impose.Our guest is Joy Gordon, whose new book on the Iraq sanctions regime describes a superpower run amok. The international sanctions on Iraq were the strictest ever imposed. The tremendous damage that ensued set the stage for the devastated country we see today.

Joy Gordon is Professor of Political Philosophy at Fairfield University and a Senior Fellow at Yale University's Global Justice Program. Her book about the Iraq sanctions regime is Invisible War. Her work on sanctions has also appeared in Harper's and Carnegie Council's journal Ethics & International Affairs.

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