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Andrew C. McCarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy

Last spring, legislators in New York State joined with the governor, David Paterson, in passing a law entitled the Libel Tourism Protection Act. The act...

On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman,...

In his characteristically powerful new book, Norman Podhoretz could not be more right in describing our great struggle against Islamic extremism as World War IV,...

Preemption: A Knife that Cuts Both Ways by Alan M. Dershowitz Norton. 348 pp. $24.95 In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, American officials were like a reeling...

Presidential Primary The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs After 9/11 by John Yoo University of Chicago. 388 pp. $29.00 As a...

On the American legal landscape, where all roads lead to Roe v. Wade, the death last summer of Chief Justice William Rehnquist gave rise to...

Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism by Timothy Naftali Basic Books. 367 pp. $26.95 International terrorism, particularly the variety engaged in by transnational, militant Islamic networks,...

The nexus in militant Islam between advocacy and actual savagery is no longer contestable. It has been the subject of too much informed analysis and,...

A country's right to defend itself against external attack is so irreducible a component of sovereignty as to have been assumed from time immemorial. Recent...

The mortification of Iraqi prisoners by American military personnel at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has been discomfiting far beyond the impact of the...

Intelligence-gathering is something of a square peg in the round hole of contemporary political morality. It is about unearthing that which is willfully concealed, an...

All the Laws But One: Civil Liberties in Wartime by William H. Rehnquist Knopf. 256 pp. $26.00 What is the proper balance between two imperatives of government: preserving...