Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways (Issues of Our Time)

Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways (Issues of Our Time)

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a€œA path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans.a€a€”General Wesley K. Clark In Preemption one of our nationa€™s foremost legal scholars puts forward a controversial new theory on crime and punishment in the postmodern world. Using the American governmenta€™s 2003 invasion of Iraq as a starting point, Alan M. Dershowitz tracks our societya€™s increasing reliance on preemptive action. In Preemption, which Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals calls a€œlucid, sober, courageous, and historically informed, a€ 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.the subject of vagrancy and disorderly person (or conduct) statutes: the aquot;idleaquot;; those who aquot;go about from door to dooraquot;; aquot;all ... to cause such person to be apprehended and kept safely locked up in some secure place within such city, . . . and, anbsp;...

Title:Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways (Issues of Our Time)
Author:Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2007-02-17


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