by Philip Bobbitt
In his book Terror and Consent (Knopf, 2008), Bobbitt reflects on a new definition of warfare, the current domestic debate, the challenges to international law, and how our new market-driven society might measure victory. In addition to providing scenarios about how this war might unfold, the book also provides particular recommendations – a mix of policy prescriptions and a rethinking of the fundamentals of how we might actually win a war against terrorism.
Bobbitt is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History (Knopf, 2002), named "One of the best books of the year," by The Times (London), "One of the best books in 2002 on politics and current affairs", by The Economist, and hailed as "magisterial in its scope and ambition," by The New York Times.
Read an excerpt from Terror and Consent, published in the Spring 2004 UT Law magazine: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/pbobbitt/terrorandconsent/excerpt.pdf
Read Rowan Williams' review of the book:
Boston Globe, Steve Weinberg, April 13, 2008
New York Times, Niall Ferguson, April 13, 2008
Newsday, Craig Seligman, April 20, 2008
New York Times (Daily), Edward Rothstein, May 9, 2008
Daily Telegraph, Rowan Williams, May 17, 2008
The Spectator, Matthew d'Ancona, May 21, 2008
Guardian, Vincent Cable, May 31, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer, Mark Bowden, June 1, 2008
Times Higher Education, Alex Danchev, June 12, 2008