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Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes teaches at the New York University School of Law. His most recent book is The Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror (Cambridge).


  • Non-fiction May 27, 2009

    Vice: The Dispiriting Legacy of Dick Cheney

    Assessing the stealth, subterfuge and delusion of the Cheney vice presidency.

    Stephen Holmes

  • Non-fiction October 11, 2007

    Apocalypse Now?

    According to Chalmers Johnson, Bush's imperial presidency may be the final chapter in the collapse of American democracy.

    Stephen Holmes

  • Books and Ideas April 13, 2006

    John Yoo’s Tortured Logic

    The Berkeley law professor's carte blanche constitutionalism was a gift to the Bush Administration, offering legalistic justifications for lawless behavior.

    Stephen Holmes

  • Non-fiction October 26, 2005

    The War of the Liberals

    Power and the Idealists clings to the notion that the Iraq War was waged for humanitarian ideals, while At the Point of a Gun documents the inner torment of humanitarian interventionists who, without forgetting Rwanda and Bosnia, have gazed into the Iraqi abyss.

    Stephen Holmes

  • Foreign Policy April 22, 2004

    The National Insecurity State

    Keen to control the flow of information, the Bush political machine has labored day and night to obstruct public oversight of US foreign policy. But the basic reality cannot be hidden.

    Stephen Holmes

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