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The Terror Presidency

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The Terror Presidency

Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration

By Jack Goldsmith

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393065503, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2007

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Goldsmith is a conservative lawyer who understands the imperative of averting another 9/11. But his unflinching insistence that we abide by the law put him on a collision course with powerful figures in the administration. Goldsmith's fascinating analysis of parallel legal crises in the Lincoln and Roosevelt administrations shows why Bush's apparent indifference to human rights has damaged his presidency and, perhaps, his standing in history.
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