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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99
Introduction What is catastrophe? The organization of this book Some useful disctinctions 1. What are the catastrohpic risks, and how catastrophic are they? Natural catastrophes Scientific accidents Other unintended man-made catastrophes Intentional catastrophes Catastrophic synergies and lesser-included catastrophes 2. Why so little is being done... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 21.99
Eavesdropping on the phone calls of U.S. citizens; demands by the FBI for records of library borrowings; establishment of military tribunals to try suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens--many of the measures taken by the Bush administration since 9/11 have sparked heated protests. In Not a Suicide Pact, Judge Richard A. Posner offers a cogent... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95
A concise, lively, and bracing exploration of an issue bedeviling our cultural landscape?plagiarism in literature, academia, music, art, and film?by one of our most influential and controversial legal scholars. Best-selling novelists J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown, popular historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose, Harvard law professor Charles... more...
- Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 36.50
The 2000 Presidential election ended in a collision of history, law, and the courts. It produced a deadlock that dragged out the result for over a month, and consequences--real and imagined--that promise to drag on for years. In the first in-depth study of the election and its litigious aftermath, Judge Posner surveys the history and theory of American... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99
The author reveals the dangerous weaknesses undermining domestic intelligence in the United States and tells why a new national security service should not be part of the FBI. He explains the need for a new domestic intelligence agency, modeled on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and lodged in the Department of Homeland Security. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00
On December 5, 2004, the still-developing blogosphere took one of its biggest steps toward mainstream credibility, as Nobel Prize–winning economist Gary S. Becker and renowned jurist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner announced the formation of the Becker-Posner Blog. In no time, the blog had established a wide readership and reputation as... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 69.99
This book covers the history and present-day realities of the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and the law enforcement efforts to combat it. Written from the perspective of those who have spent their careers investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these cases, the authors provide fresh, practical thinking to this challenging legal area. more...
- Sheed & Ward 2005; US$ 43.99
Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the human activities of storytelling and complex moral decision-making have a deep connection? What are the moral responsibilities of the artist,... more...