A Knowledgeable Insider Warns of the Challenges in Shaping Counterterrorism Policies

Reviewing Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism by Stewart A. Baker

“Stewart Baker has written an enthralling, yet alarming, account of the difficult road we as country have traveled since 9/11.1 Part memoir of a veteran senior government official, part lesson in interdepartmental infighting and bureaucratic power games, part philosophical musing on technology’s benefits and potential costs, and part vigorous advocacy enlivened by saucy humor and snappy prose, Baker’s book summons us to think hard about how new technologies – air travel, computer functionality, biotechnology – jeopardize our lives and our way of life even as they also promise to brighten our futures.”

Lead Author

John H. Shenefield
Mr. Shenefield, a former senior partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, is now Counsel to the firm and is largely retired from the active practice of law. He was engaged in the full-time private practice of law for 40 years. He has also served in the United States Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division (1977-79), and then as the Associate Attorney General of the United States (1979-81). In addition, he was the Chairman of the President's National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures (1978-79).
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