Professor of Jurisprudence Philip Bobbitt published "TERROR and CONSENT." Knopf 672 pp.$35 Reviewed by Daniel Byman,Georgetown Center for Peace and Security Studies.
Bobbitt gently criticizes Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civillizations" and Francis Fukuyama's "End of History." He contends that the world is in transition from nation states to market states whose strategic reason for being is the protection of civilians, not simply territory ior national wealth or any particular dynasty,class, religion or ideology. This shift has huge implications for counterterrorism, because future terrorists particularly if they possess nuclear or biological weapons may threaten the legitimacy of the market state.Professor Bobbit thinks BIG!
Since both USA and China are against terrorism. Such book may be an interesting reference with a mixture of caution and open-mindness.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao on April 27, 2008. As an alumnus of Georgetown,I am very much interested in the Center for Peace and Security Studies apropos of Sino-American Economics in the 21st century. P.S. WashPost,April 26, 2008 page C7: USS Nimitz steams into the western Pacific Ocean during a combined carrier group training exercise. Nancy Nimitz,the daughter of Admiral Nimitz was a researcher at RAND in 1964 and I was introduced to her by Richard Moorsteen,the author of "Remaking China Policy" Harvard University Press,1971.