John Yoo is a Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a former advisor in the Justice Department as well as a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas. His books include Crisis and Command, War by Other Means, The Powers of War and Peace, and Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare. His most recent project is co-editing, Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State.

Peter Ferrara is director of policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy and senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy with the Heartland Institute. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general under President George H. W. Bush. He writes a weekly column at and also writes for and He lives in McLean, Virginia, and Easton, Pennsylvania.