Episode 9: Totalized War

 
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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?

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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.


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