Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. His seven nonfiction books include God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), spent 11 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His 12th book, The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama, was published by Beast Books in January.
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Ill-informed protesters should be demonstrating outside the White House.
Anwar al-Awlaki inspired terrorist acts and was certainly dangerous, but President Obama must explain the goals of his drone war to the nation—and the ethical rules that guide him in targeting U.S. citizens and others abroad. For more coverage, Richard Miniter argues that not only was the killing legal—it was wise.
Pakistan isn’t the only actor making mischief on the ground in Afghanistan, says Stephen Carter.
Stephen L. Carter asks why candidates running for president get so little time to speak and argue in debates.
Gaddafi’s defeat sparks a lot more questions than it answers.
Reaction to the S&P downgrade shows politicians once again evading responsibility, says Stephen L. Carter.
Stephen L. Carter explains what the outcome of the debt debate tells us about the country’s future.
A report out of Iran shows the morally troubling results of economic sanctions, says Stephen Carter.
One unacknowledged consequence of the Libya war? With the U.S. Navy occupied, piracy is bigger than ever.