Nir Eisikovits

Nir Eisikovits teaches legal and political philosophy at Suffolk University in Boston. His recent book, published by Brill, is Sympathizing with the Enemy: Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Negotiation. He is currently writing a book on truces.


The West tends to regard truces as mere interruptions in war, but taking them seriously could yield a more peaceful planet.

On November 3, 1774, upon his election to represent the city of Bristol in the House of Commons, Edmund Burke decided to clarify a few things to his constituents.

 Political power, wrote John Locke, depends on the ability to inflict serious punishment for disobedience.

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April 19, 2014