ASIL will host a book discussion on the critically acclaimed publication Enemy of the State, produced by ASIL members Michael Scharf and Michael Newton. The authors will be available to autograph their book following the discussion. Copies will be available for sale at the venue.
ASIL hosts such programs as the Enemy of the State book discussion on an occasional basis as an informational service to bring experts on current international law topics together with those who have an interest in them. This event is free, but space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Reviews for Enemy of the State
“Enemy of the State gives us an incomparably immediate view of one of the liveliest episodes in recent Middle Eastern history: the capture, the trial, and the execution of Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein. Authors Newton and Scharf have so vividly described the courtroom dramatics that readers will feel themselves a witness to Saddam Hussein’s swagger. A page-turner with fast-paced action that reads like a novel, this book is sure to satisfy the casual reader and history enthusiasts alike.”
--Jean Sasson, New York Times bestselling author of The Rape of Kuwait; and international bestseller, Mayada, Daughter of Iraq
“The United States helped set up the tribunal that tried Saddam Hussein, but lost control of key aspects that helped turn it into what the authors call one of the messiest trials in judicial history. The authors, both insiders who helped train the Iraqi judges, chart the mistakes, missteps and misconceptions surrounding the trial and offer a valuable day to day account with a discussion of the legal theories and practice underpinning the key decisions.”
--Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
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