February 01, 2020 History and the Law

The Early Days of the Right to Privacy

Thomas J. Shaw
“Life must be lived forward but can only be understood backwards.”

So said the philosopher Kierkegaard, in a phrase that aptly describes the “why” of my love of studying history. Love of history and love of the law led me to author a trilogy of books on the history of law during wartime. These books describe the legal issues that arose preceding, during, and after the three major global wars America has been involved in.

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