Reuter and Yoo have brought together the war on terror’s most controversial issues in one definitive collection. As our country continues to move forward in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, these original short essays present dramatically different views on targeted killings, surveillance, interrogation, the Patriot Act, civil liberties in wartime, the Constitution’s separation of powers, and more. These are brilliant scholars, judges, and some of the public officials who were at the center of events at the time of 9/11 and its aftermath. Readers will find agreement, conflict, and rich insight in this volume. It is a must-read for people of all political and ideological stripes.
-U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Former Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
The editors have put together a first-class book of essays debating the stubborn legal and policy issues, involving the balance between national security policy and personal liberty, that remain contested ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The choice of essayists is balanced, the essays themselves lucid and accessible, the essayists well-known experts, and many of them insiders with unique insights to offer based on rich practical experience. This is a book of practical reason rather than armchair academic speculation.
-Richard Posner, Federal judge and author of Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency (2006)