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FiveBooks: Max Mosley

A prominent thinker recommends five books about their field of interest. This month, the topic is “privacy,” chosen by Max Mosley, former president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. In 2008, he was awarded damages after winning a court case against the News of the World for invasion of privacy.

By Prospect   October 2010

The Rule of Law (2010) By Tom Bingham

Tom Bingham [who died in early September] was until recently Britain’s most senior judge. It shows that the highest level of the judiciary is interested in the liberty of the individual and freedom.

Bingham criticises the US putting prisoners outside the reach of their courts in Guantanamo Bay and mentions the executive in England did the same thing more than 300 years ago. The Earl of Clarendon, King Charles II’s chief minister, locked up people he didn’t approve of without them being able to force the government to explain why they were…

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