Don’t Miss a Thing

Get our latest essays, archival selections, reading lists, and exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox.

Search Website

David Cole

David Cole is Professor of Law at Georgetown University and legal correspondent for The Nation. His Most recent book is Justice At War: The Men and Ideas That Shaped America’s War on Terror.


As politically tempting as the trade-off of immigrants’ liberties for our security may appear, we should resist it for reasons of principle, pragmatism, and self-interest.

David Cole

We need to find a way to address serious and legitimate security concerns without the overkill of a general system of preventive detention for suspected terrorists. 

David Cole