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05 February 2007

Review of Richard A. Posner's book "Catastrophe: Risk and Response"

The book was published in 2004 but the review is more current (from 05 February 2007) and analyzes the work from a more political perspective.

"It [the book] wants nothing more than to scare you into accepting bigger, ever-more-powerful government. It is part of a stream of recent work from University of Chicago court intellectuals advocating bigger government and explicitly attacking those who warn against trading liberty for security."

"Indeed, not since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has an author appeared to have so much fun wiping out humanity. Four catastrophes in particular get extensive attention: asteroid collisions, scientific accidents, global warming, and bioterrorism."

Link: Book Review


Link: Richard Posner's Homepage at the Univ. of Chicago

Link: Richard Posner's Wikipedia page

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