Alan Dershowitz discusses the balance between costs and benefits that he believes the United States must strive for and how it relates to the wartime strategies of prevention and preemption.
This is an audio only event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
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President of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
Alan M. Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights.” He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School and joined the Harvard Law Faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg. He has published more than 1,000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law Review, The Yale Law Journal and Huffington Post. Dershowitz is the author of numerous bestselling books, and his autobiography, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, was recently published by Crown.
Alan H. Luxenberg
Vice President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
And Yet Thomas Jefferson had 6 children from Sally Hemmings a Negro, Thomas`s first marriage was to his first cousin. Those in power were Masons and that the constitution has a definite Masonic slant and a preventative method against the Pope and Vatican. Most Writers down play the Masonic connection that survived the test of Time. Israel `s lack of using the bomb in past wars was Hiroshima. Nuking Tehran is also an option! Preemption is for Israel The only Option, Time has run Out. Thank you Allan and Foratv.com yet the 3rd world war, the Supreme leader, A life here after negates the present, paradise or soldiers for Christ, The road has been paved, with greed we bleed!.
While the concept of preemptive war (attacking a nation that poses an imminent threat) has precendents under international law, I think the Bush Administration's notion of preventive war (attacking a nation that has the potential to pose a future threat) crosses the line into what is illegal and illegitimate.