Law, Strategy and the Transformation of the State (Conversations with History)

9/5/2011; 58 minutes

Harry Kreisler welcomes Philip Bobbitt for a discussion of his book, "The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History." Bobbitt explores the relationship between constitution and strategy and its consequences for the transformation of the state. Epochal wars are fought and then settlements reached that legitimate changes in the structure and form of the state. Bobbitt explains how in this epoch fascism,communism and liberal democracy competed. Bobbitt focuses on the intervention in Libya, the response to Iran's nuclear programs and the dilemmas they pose for the Obama administration. (#21989)

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