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Philip Bobbitt
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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... Read More

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The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $24.00

“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... Read more >
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The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: eBook, 960 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Terror and Consent
The Wars for the Twenty-first Century
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $18.00

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... Read more >
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Terror and Consent

Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $13.99

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