Justice and the Enemy

Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

By William Shawcross
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586489755, 257pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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The bestselling author--son of a lead prosecutor at Nuremberg--considers the issues surrounding the pending trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and asks: How does society deal lawfully with the lawless?

About the Author
WILLIAM SHAWCROSS became a writer after leaving University College, Oxford, in 1968. He was in Czechoslovakia during the Soviet occupation, which inspired his first book, a biography of the Czech leader Alexander Dubcek, published in 1970. Since then he has written and travelled widely. In 1995 he wrote the BBC television series Monarchy. In 2002 his BBC television series and book, Queen and Country, celebrated the Queen s Golden Jubilee and examined the changing face of Britain during her reign. In 2009 he published the national bestseller Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother: The Official Biography. He lives in England.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012

In Justice and the Enemy, William Shawcross says the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders after World War II created a template for the trial of future war crimes. He considers the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, who will be tried in a military commission this year. More at NPR.org

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