Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror

David Cole (Author) Jules Lobel (Author)


At home and abroad, the US administration has cut corners on fundamental commitments of the rule of law in preventing future attacks. Cole and Lobel argue that the great irony of certain sacrifices in the rule of law, adopted in the name of prevention, have in fact made America more susceptible to future terrorist attacks.

Product Details

$26.95  $24.79
New Press
Publish Date
August 01, 2007
5.82 X 1.18 X 8.42 inches | 1.16 pounds

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About the Author

David Cole is the George Mitchell Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation. He is the author of No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, the American Book Award-winning Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism, and The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable and is a co-author (with James Dempsey) of Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security and (with Jules Lobel) of Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, both published by The New Press. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Jules Lobel is Professor of International and Constitutional Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He is also Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a national civil and human rights organization. On behalf of the Center, he has been one of the foremost legal challengers of unilateral presidential war-making for the past two decades.