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Jack Goldsmith, "The Terror Presidency":
Via Melissa Waters and Peter Spiro, I learn that this fall Jack Goldsmith will be publishing a book, "The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration." Sounds like a must-read. Jack's book promises to be a very interesting counterpoint to John Yoo's "War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror."
Anderson (mail) (www):
Wowzer! Someone who knows where the bodies are buried! Thanks for the tip.
5.29.2007 4:10pm
SP:
Good, maybe the Ivy League snobs will realize he's not just a Bush toadie but a terrific scholar and a man of integrity.
5.29.2007 4:19pm
Kovarsky (mail):
SP,

I don't think too many people felt that way about Goldsmith. Most people who had the slightest understanding of the varied personalities in the Justice Department and OLC did not regard Goldsmith as a "toadie," although pretending that was the case is probably convenient for someone who uses terms like "ivy league snobs."
5.29.2007 4:59pm
Apodaca:
Suggested sub-subtitle: "[expletive] Yoo and the whores Yoo rode in on."
5.29.2007 5:09pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
SP is probably thinking of the Newsweek story that reported Goldsmith did indeed face snubs and prejudice when he left DOJ and got his teaching spot:

In liberal Cambridge, Mass., he was at first snubbed in the community and mocked as an atrocity-abetting war criminal by his more knee-jerk colleagues. ICY WELCOME FOR NEW LAW PROF, headlined The Harvard Crimson.

Ivy-League something-or-others, it seems.
5.29.2007 5:10pm
FC:
I can already see Yoo's next book: "I'm Right, Goldsmith's Wrong, Someone Get Me Out of Berkeley."
5.29.2007 5:57pm
FC:
Without prejudging the book's contents, its title is evocative of Nero or Lenin. Goldsmith should have chosen something more scholarly and less tabloidy, if only for his own reputation.
5.29.2007 6:10pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
Without prejudging the book's contents, its title is evocative of Nero or Lenin

Unintentionally so?

Goldsmith should have chosen something more scholarly and less tabloidy, if only for his own reputation.

(1) I doubt that *Goldsmith's* reputation will suffer; (2) see "remaindered," Spiro link, supra.
5.29.2007 6:12pm
prairie_dog (mail):
Will all of this scholarly debate change if we, say, lose a city to terrorists?
5.29.2007 8:04pm
blackdoggerel (mail):
I don't think too many people felt that way about Goldsmith.

Absolute bull. We're all still waiting for Professor Elizabeth Bartholet's apology to her colleague.
5.29.2007 8:28pm
Anderson (mail) (www):
We're all still waiting for Professor Elizabeth Bartholet's apology to her colleague.

Maybe she'll just buy the book instead.
5.30.2007 1:27am