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Philip Bobbitt's big book.

Aug 26, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 47 • By FRED SIEGEL
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Bobbitt's book has evoked a bitterly hostile response from the bien pensants of academia, who brand him a warmonger. But flaws and all, this is a big book--in both senses of the term. "The Shield of Achilles" should become required reading not only in the academy but for the military and civilian decision-makers of the industrialized world.

Fred Siegel is a professor at the Cooper Union for Science and Art in New York.