Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century with: Ephemera. Philip Bobbitt.
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century with: Ephemera
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century with: Ephemera
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century with: Ephemera
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century with: Ephemera

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century with: Ephemera

ISBN: 9781400042432
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First American Edition. Hardcover. "An urgent reconceptualization of the Wars on Terror...In this book, Philip Bobbitt brings together historical, legal, and strategic analyses to understand the idea of a "war on terror." Does it make sense? What are its historical antecedents? How would such a war be "won"? What are the appropriate doctrines of constitutional and international law for democracies in such a struggle? (Bobbitt) provocatively declares that the United States is the chief cause of global networked terrorism because of overwhelming American strategic dominance. This is not a matter for blame, he insists, but grounds for reflection on basic issues. We have defined the problem of winning the fight against terror in a way that makes the situation virtually impossible to resolve. We need to change our ideas about terrorism, war, and even victory itself." (from front flap) The deep, lengthy work of legal & political analysis by Philip Bobbitt (b. 1948), the acclaimed & honored American author, lawyer, academician & government servant (who happens also to be the nephew of the late U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson). Bobbitt's conclusions & recommendations about & in the midst of America's "War on Terror" have resonated in the years since its first publication during the administration of President George W. Bush. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $35 price on front flap, "4/2008" on rear flap), "First American Edition" as stated on copyright page, presumably a first printing with "2007034194" stated thereon, published (we believe simultaneously) with the first UK edition. We have found & retained, between blank rear endpaper & paste-down, the original review of this volume written by Niall Ferguson in the April 13, 2008 issue of the New York Times Book Review, three clipped pages folded vertically & horizontally to form four sections, in very fine condition with only light browning & minor edgewear-irregularities at clipped edges. To quote this overall-laudatory review near its conclusion: "To summarize: Bobbitt believes that there is a real war against terror; that civil liberties as previously understood may need to be curtailed to win it; that we must nevertheless fight it without violating our commitment to the rule of law; and that the United States cannot win it alone. This is certainly not a combination of positions calculated to endear Bobbitt either to the left or the right in the United States today." (pg. 11) Or, we might alas add, as of this writing some fourteen years later for that matter. An indeed "provocative" & by-now canonical work of analytical rigor in its rarest original form & with enriching ephemera. Book in very fine condition with only a hint of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; a few short crease-blisters at blank paste-downs (minor flaws as issued); otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few very faint scratches to front, back covers & spine; some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4885]

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