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"The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History"

By: "Bobbitt, Philip"

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Publisher: Knopf:

Seller ID: 9780375412929

ISBN: 0375412921

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"We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of mass destruction. The change in statecraft that will accompany these developments will be as profound as any that the State has thus far undergone."--from the Prologue ... View more info

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

By: "Bobbitt, Philip"

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Knopf:

Seller ID: 9781400042432

ISBN: 1400042437

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An urgent reconceptualization of the Wars on Terror from the author of "The Shield of Achilles" ("magisterial"-- "The New York Times," "a classic for future generations"--"The New York Review of Books"). 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... View more info