Episode 9: Totalized War
What happens when the distinction between war and peace starts to disappear? Rosa Brooks, a law professor and former top Pentagon official, explores the causes and consequences of this alarming trend, and discusses its antecedents in other cultures. As the seemingly never-ending War on Terror is used to justify increasing government power and intrusions on civil liberties, are we sacrificing too much freedom in the name of security?
Rosa Brooks is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown University and the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.