Robert W. Gordon, Chancellor, Kent Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale University
"This is a wonderfully provocative study of an important question by a highly regarded and thoughtful author. What more could you ask for? The End of Reciprocity is well researched and meticulously documented; serious and scholarly. It addresses the tough question of reciprocity head-on and fearlessly. Osiel’s arguments are both persuasive and balanced. This is a valuable read for anyone who cares about how the United States wages war now and in the future."
John Hutson, Admiral (Ret.), Judge Advocate General of the Navy, 1997–2000; Dean, Franklin Pierce Law School
"Mark Osiel has a talent for looking squarely into abysses and clarifying, for the rest of us, what is involved in such issues as torture or attempting to bring some sort of moral order to modern warfare, including wars against terrorists. His new book is profound, illuminating, and unsettling. It deserves wide readership and, just as importantly, discussion."
Sanford Levinson, Professor of Law, University of Texas, Austin and the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair
"Mark Osiel examines questions at the heart of today’s most vexing issues in the "war on terrorism". With a scholar’s eye and an intellect informed by broad international legal experience, he asks if reciprocity remains an appropriate guide to American battlefield conduct when dealing with an enemy who neither respects nor recognizes traditional bounds on combatant behavior … Even those who disagree with Professor Osiel’s arguments, as I deeply do, will reexamine their own legal and moral positions in light of his skilled arguments that blend law, history, ethics and realpolitik. This is a work of scholarship and intelligence that everyone concerned with the rights and duties of states and non-state actors should read."
Gary Solis, Marine Lt. Col. (Ret.), Judge Advocate General; Professor, West Point and Georgetown University Law Center
"Mark Osiel’s The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture, and the Law of War provides detailed discussions of a number of important moral and legal issues arising for the United States in its ongoing response to the threats posed by the Al Qaeda terrorist network … Osiel offers a distinctive and provocative view on these issues, and displays a wide knowledge of relevant literature in a number of fields, including international law, philosophy, sociology and cultural studies. As such, the book ought to be of interest to a wide audience."
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