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on December 12, 2012
This is an extremely well written book, which makes a brave attempt to, basically, say that there are situations when "the right to remain silent" as used in Miranda warnings does not apply.
This book I think reflects opinions expressed by some lawyers during the post 9/11 crisis when "terrorists" were deemed to not have basic rights under International Law, Military Law and the US Constitutional doctrines that define the special nature of our country: regarding human beings.
Now that some time has passed I think lawyers today still follow the basic tenets of our government, including the "right to remain silent" which is part of what makes our government great. Unlike the Middle Ages in Europe and certain barbaric countries today, we do not believe in torture.
It was a unique and challenging read, like debating the very resourceful and brilliant Professor Dershowitz. One can disagree with him, but still marvel at his abilities, legal scholarship and willingness to take on such a difficult subject, like a Devil's Advocate would do in the past.