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A path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans.-- General Wesley K. Clark

In Preemption, one of our nation's foremost legal scholars puts forward a controversial new theory on crime and punishment in the postmodern world. Using the American government's 2003 invasion of Iraq as a starting point, Alan M. Dershowitz tracks our society's increasing reliance on preemptive action. In Preemption, which Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals calls lucid, sober, courageous, and historically informed, Dershowitz has brought together all of his diverse and considerable talents and experiences to confront the idea of preemptive action as it applies to some of our most urgent political and moral dilemmas.

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"A path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans."--General Wesley K. Clark

Synopsis:

In this latest title in the Issues of Our Time series, Dershowitz offers an incisive, prophetic look at the increasing reliance on preemptive action, exploring the historical origins of the change as well as its troubling implication for civil liberties, human rights, criminal justice, national security, and foreign policy.

Synopsis:

In one of our nation's foremost legal scholars puts forward a controversial new theory on crime and punishment in the postmodern world. Using the American government's 2003 invasion of Iraq as a starting point, Alan M. Dershowitz tracks our society's increasing reliance on preemptive action. In , which Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals calls "lucid, sober, courageous, and historically informed," Dershowitz has brought together all of his diverse and considerable talents and experiences to confront the idea of preemptive action as it applies to some of our most urgent political and moral dilemmas.

About the Author

Leading criminal law and constitutional scholar Alan M. Dershowitzis the author of such critically acclaimed books as Rights from Wrongs, The Case for Israel, and Why Terrorism Works. A professor at Harvard Law School, he lives in Massachusetts.Henry Louis Gates, Jr.is the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities, Chair of the Afro-American Studies Department, and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393329346
Author:
Dershowitz, Alan M
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dershowitz, Alan M.
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Norton Paperback
Series:
Issues of Our Time
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "A path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans."--General Wesley K. Clark
"Synopsis" by , In this latest title in the Issues of Our Time series, Dershowitz offers an incisive, prophetic look at the increasing reliance on preemptive action, exploring the historical origins of the change as well as its troubling implication for civil liberties, human rights, criminal justice, national security, and foreign policy.
"Synopsis" by , In one of our nation's foremost legal scholars puts forward a controversial new theory on crime and punishment in the postmodern world. Using the American government's 2003 invasion of Iraq as a starting point, Alan M. Dershowitz tracks our society's increasing reliance on preemptive action. In , which Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals calls "lucid, sober, courageous, and historically informed," Dershowitz has brought together all of his diverse and considerable talents and experiences to confront the idea of preemptive action as it applies to some of our most urgent political and moral dilemmas.
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