Date registered: Aug 2005
Location: Lawrence, KS (USA)
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Originally Posted by Botnst
Pragmatism Trumps Suicide
By ANDREW C. McCARTHY
October 20, 2006
Judge Richard A. Posner, of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, is one of America's most prolific intellectuals and legal philosophers. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, his powerful mind turned to the challenge of equipping government for the new threat environment, where sneak attacks by transnational terror networks have supplanted conventional national armies as the chief danger.
is content to rely on judges to restrain themselves from second-guessing the political branches' conduct of warfare. About that, we could have more confidence if all judges were Judge Posner. But, as this excellent book once again shows, there is only one.
Do you ever think about posting a link instead of these mile-long diatribes? And then just summarizing here? Posner is a very interesting guy. I saw Maria Bartiromo interview him on CNBC. I started watching because I like to look at Maria, but found myself "kinda" liking Posner as a result.
Don't believe everything you think