By Howard Friel
Throughout the lens of a cautious evaluate of the political beliefs of MIT’s Noam Chomsky and Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz—the protagonists of a Cambridge-based feud over the last 40 years—author Howard Friel chronicles an American highbrow background from the U.S. struggle in Vietnam within the Nineteen Sixties to the modern debate in regards to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Major findings demonstrate the consistency of Chomsky’s principled aid of overseas legislation, human rights, and civil liberties, and a reversal through Dershowitz from aid within the Sixties to competition of these criminal criteria at the present time. while Chomsky has antagonistic competitive conflict (including by means of the U.S. and Israel) all through his educational profession, Dershowitz moved from opposing the struggle in Vietnam to assisting the U.S.-led struggle on terrorism, including “preventive wars,” “preemptive attacks,” armed reprisals, and detailed extrajudicial killings. even if Dershowitz as soon as adversarial the Nixon administration’s attack on civil liberties, he now writes favorably a couple of “jurisprudence of the preventive state” within the usa, which might most probably legalize “preventive surveillance,” “preventive interrogations,” and “preventive detentions.”
Friel’s quantity argues Chomskyan adherence via the U.S. to foreign legislations and human rights would cut back the specter of terrorism and safeguard civil liberties, that the Dershowitz-backed conflict on terrorism raises the specter of terrorism and undermines civil liberties, and that the incremental yet regular transition towards a preventive kingdom threatens the everlasting suspension of civil liberties within the usa.
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But a second interpretation of the move toward policies to support working mothers would note that historically, neither Japan nor Germany has had any problem adopting pronatalist policies or celebrating and reinforcing women’s role in the home as part of state policy and rhetoric. As the traditional family has failed and women have refused to have children, both countries have found it relatively easy to move from private to public. Conservative, statist welfare regimes like Germany and Japan take subsidiarity seriously: they want to leave welfare functions like childrearing up to the family.
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As the traditional family has failed and women have refused to have children, both countries have found it relatively easy to move from private to public. Conservative, statist welfare regimes like Germany and Japan take subsidiarity seriously: they want to leave welfare functions like childrearing up to the family. But if families fail, and fail at crisis levels, then obviously the state should intervene. indb 20 5/25/11 9:17 AM Chapter 1 21 The same easy move from private to public is not what one would anticipate in liberal welfare regimes like the United States.
Chomsky and Dershowitz: On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties by Howard Friel