In “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World” (Oxford University Press), Professor Jack L. Goldsmith and Tim Wu ’98 describe the Internet’s challenge to government rule in the ’90s and some ensuing battles over Internet freedom around the world.
According to one prediction, the new technology will bring every individual “into immediate and effortless communication with every other” and will “practically obliterate political geography and make free trade universal.”
In “The Limits of International Law” (Oxford University Press, 2005), Professor Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner ’91 argue that international law is less powerful than many experts believe.
“Talking to terrorists is different from giving in to them. Sometimes it may be good practice to know what they are thinking, or, as a line in ‘The Godfather’ goes, it is important to ‘keep your friends close but your enemies closer.’ FBI and police hostage negotiators nearly always negotiate with hostage-takers–to gather information, to […]
Four HLS professors consider whether the old rules apply when the enemies don’t wear uniforms and are willing to die with their victims.