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The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror

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The Matador's Cape delves into the causes of the catastrophic turn in American policy at home and abroad since 9/11. In a collection of searing essays, the author explores Washington's inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus, detailing the ideological, bureaucratic, electoral and (not least) emotional forces that severely distorted the American understanding of, and ...more
Hardcover, 367 pages
Published April 23rd 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2007)
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Stephen Holmes is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.

Holmes' research centers on the history of European liberalism, the disappointments of democracy and economic liberalization after communism, and the difficulty of combating international Salafi terrorism within the bounds of the Constitution and the rule of law. In 1988, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
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