Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State

Crown #ad - Obama ramped up targeted killings, held fast to aggressive surveillance policies, and fell short on bringing reform to detention and interrogation. How did america veer so far from its founding principles of justice? Rogue Justice connects the dots for the first time—from the Patriot Act to today’s military commissions, from terrorism prosecutions to intelligence priorities, from the ACLU’s activism to Edward Snowden’s revelations.

Now she brings to life the full story of law and policy after 9/11, introducing us to the key players and events, when liberty and security have clashed, showing that time and again, justice has been the victim. Kirkus, best books of 2016. The definitive account of how america’s War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security.

The day after september 11, President Bush tasked the attorney general with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. And it poses a stark question: will the american justice system ever recover from the compromises it made for the war on terror?Riveting and deeply reported, Rogue Justice could only have been written by Karen Greenberg, one of this country’s top experts on Guantánamo, torture, and terrorism, with a deep knowledge of both the Bush and Obama administrations.

Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State #ad - Many of these activities were secretly authorized, others done in the light of day. When president obama took office, at times, but the new administration found the rogue policies to be deeply entrenched and, many observers expected a reversal of these encroachments upon civil liberties and justice, worth preserving.

From that day forward, the bush administration turned to the Department of Justice to give its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable—from the NSA’s spying on US citizens to indefinite detention to torture.


Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize ... Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits

Skyhorse #ad - This book is about both, beginning with Dr. Lewis and said: “you know you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know, ” Dr. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best. Lewis’s experience, and ending with the story of Dr.

Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. David lewis in his office overlooking the National Mall, he looked at Dr. Lewis to the university of georgia to await termination—the Agency’s only scientist to ever be lead author on papers published in Nature and Lancet.

Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize ... Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits #ad - The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices. Lewis began working at epa, he was back in Washington to receive a Science Achievement Award from Administrator Carol Browner for his second article in Nature.

Lewis’s commentary in nature, titled “EPA Science: Casualty of Election Politics. Three years later, and thirty years after Dr. The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. By then, epA had transferred Dr.


The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days

Oxford University Press #ad - The latter ultimately won out, replacing transparency with secrecy, military protocol with violations of basic operation procedures, and humane and legal detainee treatment with harsh interrogation methods and torture. Named one of the washington post book world's Best Books of 2009, The Least Worst Place offers a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo.

Greenberg, one of america's leading experts on the bush administration's policies on terrorism, tells the story through a group of career officers who tried--and ultimately failed--to stymie the Pentagon's desire to implement harsh new policies in Guantanamo and bypass the Geneva Conventions. Greenberg's riveting account puts a human face on this little-known story, revealing how America first lost its moral bearings in the wake of 9/11.

The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days #ad - Peopled with genuine heroes and villains, this narrative of the earliest days of the post-9/11 era centers on the conflicts between Gitmo-based Marine officers intent on upholding the Geneva Accords and an intelligence unit set up under the Pentagon's aegis.


Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink

Cambridge University Press #ad - This book gives the reader an eye-opening window onto the historical precedents and lasting impact the security state has had on civil liberties, human rights and, the rule of law in the name of the war on terror. The contributors, who are leading experts and practitioners in fields ranging from political theory to evolutionary biology, the excessive reliance secrecy, discuss the vast expansion of executive powers, and the exploration of questionable legal territory in matters of detention, targeted killings, criminal justice, and warfare.

Looking through the lenses of theory, law, and policy, history, the essays in this volume illuminate the ways in which liberal democracy suffered at the hands of policymakers in the name of national security. Reimagining the national security state provides the first comprehensive picture of the toll that US government policies took on civil liberties, human rights, and the rule of law in the name of the war on terror.


Power Wars: The Relentless Rise of Presidential Authority and Secrecy

Little, Brown and Company #ad - How did the united states get here? in Power Wars, Charlie Savage reveals high-level national security legal and policy deliberations in a way no one has done before. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state. Encompassing the first comprehensive history of nsa surveillance over the past forty years as well as new information about the Osama bin Laden raid, Power Wars equips readers to understand the legacy of Bush's and Obama's post-9/11 presidencies in the Trump era.

Then obama found himself bequeathing those authorities to Donald Trump. Barack obama campaigned on changing George W. Bush's "global war on terror" but ended up entrenching extraordinary executive powers, from warrantless surveillance and indefinite detention to military commissions and targeted killings.

Power Wars: The Relentless Rise of Presidential Authority and Secrecy #ad - He tells inside stories of how obama came to order the drone killing of an American citizen, preside over an unprecendented crackdown on leaks, and keep a then-secret program that logged every American's phone calls.


Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad

Skyhorse #ad - This book is written by two of the leading terrorist experts in the world - Malcolm Nance, NBC News/MSNBC terrorism analyst and Christopher Sampson, cyber-terrorist expert. Chris sampson is the terrorism media and cyber warfare expert for the Terror Asymmetric Project and has spent 15 years collecting and exploiting terrorism media.

Malcolm nance is a 35 year practitioner in Middle East Special Operations and terrorism intelligence activities. For two years, their terror asymmetrics Project has been attacking and exploiting intelligence found on ISIS Dark Web operations. Hacking isis will explain and illustrate in graphic detail how ISIS produces religious cultism, recruits vulnerable young people of all religions and nationalities and disseminates their brutal social media to the world.

Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad #ad - More, the book will map out the cyberspace level tactics on how ISIS spreads its terrifying content, how it distributes tens of thousands of pieces of propaganda daily and is winning the battle in Cyberspace and how to stop it in its tracks. Hacking isis is uniquely positioned to give an insider’s view into how this group spreads its ideology and brainwashes tens of thousands of followers to join the cult that is the Islamic State and how average computer users can engage in the removal of ISIS from the internet.


Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Anchor #ad - Officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. When the syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U. S. Black flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today’s most dangerous extremist threat. Largely stood by, isis seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi’s dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate.

Drawing on unique high-level access to cia and jordanian sources, generals and heads of state, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, Warrick weaves gripping, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.

S. In black flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency.

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS #ad - First calling themselves al-qaeda in iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for general nonfiction“a best book of 2015”—the new york times,  san francisco chronicle, kansas city star, awarded the 2016 pulitzer prize for General Nonfiction,  People Magazine, The Washington Post, and Kirkus ReviewsIn a thrilling dramatic narrative, Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.

When the government of jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East.


Walls: Travels Along the Barricades

Soft Skull Press #ad - He meets with illegal Punjabi migrants who have circumvented the fencing around the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Some walls encourage fear or feed hate. Di cintio shares tea with Saharan refugees on the wrong side of Morocco’s desert wall. He visits fenced-in villages in northeast India, walks Arizona’s migrant trails, and travels to Palestinian villages to witness the protests against Israel’s security barrier.

From native American reservations on the U. S. Mexico border and the “great wall of montreal” to cyprus’s divided capital and the Peace Lines of Belfast, Di Cintio seeks to understand what these structures say about those who build them and how they influence the cultures that they pen in. Others kill.

Walls: Travels Along the Barricades #ad - Some walls define Us from Them with Medieval clarity. What does it mean to live against a wall? in this ambitious first person narrative, concrete, Marcello Di Cintio travels to the world’s most disputed edges to meet the people who live alongside the razor wire, and steel and how the structure of the walls has influenced their lives.

He learns that while every wall fails to accomplish what it was erected to achieve – the walls are never solutions – each wall succeeds at something else. Some walls steal. And every wall inspires its own subversion, under, or around them, either by the infiltrators who dare to go over, or by the artists who transform them.


Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump

William Morrow #ad - Equally challenging and profound, twilight of american sanity “joins a small shelf of essential titles—Arlie Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land is another—that help explain why and how the Trump presidency happened” Kirkus. It is comforting to see president Donald Trump as a crazy man, a one-off, an exception—not a reflection on us or our democracy.

Simply put: trump isn’t crazy, but our society is. Unravels the national psyche that brought our politics to this moment. Evan osnos, from “one of the world’s most prominent psychiatrists” The Atlantic: Allen Frances analyzes the nation, The New YorkerA landmark book, viewing the rise of Donald J.

Twilight of american Sanity is an essential work for understanding our national crisis. But in ways i never anticipated, his rise was absolutely predictable and a mirror on our soul. Calling trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves.

Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump #ad - What does it say about us, that we elected someone so manifestly unfit and unprepared to determine mankind’s future? Trump is a symptom of a world in distress, not its sole cause. From twilight of american sanitymore than three years in the making: the world's leading expert on psychiatric diagnosis, saving Normal, and author of the influential international bestseller on the medicalization of ordinary life, past leader of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM “the bible of psychology”, draws upon his vast experience to deliver a powerful critique of modern American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings.

Widely cited in recent months as the man who quite literally wrote the diagnostic criteria for narcissism, Allen Frances, M. D.


The Quantum Rules: How the Laws of Physics Explain Love, Success, and Everyday Life

Skyhorse #ad - A scientist or a science junkie? You will find a different perspective on things you may already know. A new york times best seller!here is a book to lead you through the fascinating intersections of life and physics with humor and intelligence. Find out how the laws of physics define every aspect of our lives and society, from human nature and relationships to geopolitical issues like financial markets, globalization and immigration.

The quantum rules is a different kind of physics book, as easy to read as a novel and directly relevant for everyday life issues that affect us all. It is not meant to dazzle you with unproven speculations that have no bearing on your life. Its new and original take on established natural laws injects plenty of dry humor into this serious subject, by using life to explain physics and in turn using physics to understand life.

The Quantum Rules: How the Laws of Physics Explain Love, Success, and Everyday Life #ad - Rather, the quantum rules will familiarize you with the important and established laws at the heart of physics, in a way never done before – by showing how the defining patterns of our lives, our behavior and our society already follow similar rules. Never took an interest in science before? No problem! you will still understand everything and find plenty to relate to.

. Best of all, you will discover how to have meaningful conversations about physics in a way that won’t make eyes glaze over, and in which all can gladly participate. The quantum rules also does something you would never expect from a book on physics – it makes you laugh, often.


The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher

Skyhorse #ad - Written with a sharp sense of humor, The Doha Experiment offers a unique perspective on where the region is going and clearly illustrates why Americans need to understand this clash of civilizations. In the beginning, ” he writes, “this sounds like a politically incorrect joke. Most importantly, little understood movement to introduce liberal, after eight years of teaching in Qatar he realizes he has become part of a significant, Western values into traditional societies.

A jewish guy walks into a fundamentalist Arab country to teach American politics at a Catholic college. But he quickly discovers that he has entered a world that gives him a unique perspective on the Middle East and on Muslim youth; that teaches him about the treatment of Arab women and what an education will do for them, both good and bad; shows him the occasionally amusing and often deadly serious consequences his students face simply by living in the Middle East; and finds surprising similarities between his culture and the culture of his students.

The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher #ad - . Gary wasserman’s decision to head to Qatar to teach at Georgetown sounds questionable, at best. Click here to learn more about upccoming events, promotions, and more.