Terror and Consent: The Wars of the Twenty-First Century

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Anchor Books, 2009 - Political Science - 676 pages
21 Reviews
Philip Bobbitt follows his magisterial Shield of Achilles with an equally provocative analysis of the West's struggle against terror. Boldly stating that the primary driver of terrorism is not Islam but the emergence of market states (like the U.S. and the E.U.), Bobbitt warns of an era where weapons of mass destruction will be commodified and the wealthiest societies even more vulnerable to destabilizing, demoralizing terror. Unflinching in his analysis, Bobbitt addresses the deepest themes of history, law and strategy.
  

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

User Review  - Eric Atkisson - Goodreads

A bit of a difficult read at times, but worth the effort for anyone interested in the subject. Bobbitt's well-reasoned analysis of how nation-states and terrorism have evolved, without the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Andreas Kalenteridis - Goodreads

Makes you feel that you need a federal agent in your room to watch over you when you sleep!!! Read full review

Contents

Plagues in the Time of Feast
5
The New Masque of Terrorism
23
Arming Terror
85
Warfare Against Civilians
129
Victory Without Parades
180
The Constitutional Relationship Between Rights and Powers
271
Intelligence Information and Knowledge
289
The Strategic Relationship Between Ends and Means
351
The Illusion of an American Strategic Doctrine
443
Scire The Properties of Sovereignty
484
Acknowledgments
552
3
578
241
646
Selected Bibliography
651
289
667
Copyright

Supply and Demand
397

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About the author (2009)

Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and the Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia University. He is also Senior Fellow at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas. He has served as Associate Counsel to the President, Legal Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair, the Counselor on International Law for the Department of State, and Director for Intelligence Programs, Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure, and Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. Formerly Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Modern History faculty, he was subsequently Senior Fellow in War Studies at Kings College, London. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in New York, London, and Austin.

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