Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle is assistant professor of political science at La Salle University, Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:11am
President Obama's Disastrous Counterterrorism Legacy
When future historians look back on the presidency of Barack Obama, they will conclude that counterterrorism was the policy area with the biggest gap between the hopes of his supporters and reality of his actions in office.
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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 1:22pm
Obama's Drone Wars and the Normalization of Extrajudicial Murder
In his first campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama promised to reverse the worst excesses of the Bush administration's approach to terrorism – such as the use of torture, the rendition of terrorist suspects to CIA-run black sites around the globe, and the denial of basic legal rights to prisoners in Guantánamo – and to develop a counterterrorism policy that was consistent with the legal and moral tradition of the United States.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 10:49am
In The Shadow of Nixon
In May 1994, Hunter S Thompson wrote in a poison-pen eulogy for the recently deceased President Richard Nixon that he represented "that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character that almost every country in the world has learned to fear and despise." Amidst a time when most of the mainstream press was playing up the rehabilitated post-Watergate Nixon, Thompson pointed out - with his usual wit and insight - that this man had undermined the constitution and led to one of the most sordid chapte
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