Guests: Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Dennis de Jong, Bloomberg. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover. Dennis Berman, WSJ.
A well-designed constitution protects individual freedoms by preventing the abuse of power by the government. Each branch of government acts to check and balance the other branches of government. The real protection of our freedoms is the prevention of abuses of power through the wise structure of the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary.
Politics and Law Scholar Peter Berkowitz Examines the Politicization of the Laws of War in Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War (Hoover Institution Press)
Hoover Institution Press released Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War by Hoover senior fellow Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz defends the international laws of war by exposing the flawed assumptions and defective claims that have gained currency from The Goldstone Report (2009 Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission) and the Gaza Flotilla controversy. In both instances, Berkowitz argues, accusations of unlawful conduct directed at Israel by official bodies of the United Nations, European states, Arab states, and Turkey that relied more on bluster and the determination to gain political advantage than on sound legal analysis. In both cases those accusations worked to criminalize not only Israel’s legitimate right of self-defense but all liberal democracies’ right to defend themselves against transnational terror.
Although conservatives may all look alike to their critics, they disagree among themselves about what it means to be a conservative and who is entitled to bear the name.
Guests: Peter Berkowitz, Hoover. Ken Croswell, Scientific American. Gregory Copley, author, UnCivilization.
Guests: Peter Berkowitz, Real Clear Politics. : Henry I Miller, M.D., Hoover & Forbes.com. Gregory Copley, author, UnCivilization.
Guests: Michael Ledeen, FDD. Paul R. Gregory, Forbes.com. Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy magazine. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover & Real Clear Politics.
Guests: Ben Protess, NYT. Ty Rogoway, AviationIntel. Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and military historian, professor of classics, and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which are Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome, which Professor Hanson edited, and The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern, a volume of his essays.
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
Peter Berkowitz, Hoover. Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack. Matt Viser, Boston Globe. Paul Floyd, Stratfor.
Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War shows how Israel stands on the frontlines of a new struggle over the international laws of war and exposes abuses of law that have been promulgated by international human rights lawyers, UN bodies, and intellectuals to circumscribe illegitimately the right of liberal democracies to defend themselves against transnational terrorists. For more information visit http://www.hooverpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1573.