...enemy combatants abroad, but the implications... John Yoo’s various writings, commentaries, and ments are together some of the more controversial public avowals of any intellectual today. His very select reading of the Constitution and legal and political history afford him the narrow interpretations for which he is today renowned. Yoo’s advocacy of his form of political realism harks back to the writings and political philosophy of Carl Schmitt in often reprehensible ways. Like Schmitt, Yoo has shown himself to believe that the Executive, and government in general, must, at times, be able to violate the very laws which it is entrusted to uphold. Yoo shrewdly narrows this necessity to apply to enemy...