Repost-Philip Bobbitt Discusses His Book ‘Terror And Consent’ On Bloggingheads

Full diavlog here.

Not a war on terror, but wars on terror.  A deep, interesting discussion of terrorism, nationhood, law, political structures and war.

Bobbit’s professional focus is Constitutional Law.  His faculty page is here, his book here.  A NY Times review here, (a pretty good job), which has the last lines:

There is also a tragic consciousness overshadowing it, evident in the fragments of poetry Mr. Bobbitt cites throughout. He quotes St. Augustine, calling the looming task “mournful work”: “sustaining relative good in the face of greater evil.”

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