Hoffman… presents a successful, suggestive, and significantly overlooked operation in the U.S. war on terrorism… Hoffman focuses on the motives of the accused and the nature of their organization… More significant, however, is Hoffman’s assertion that America’s legal system was adaptable and effective while maintaining respect for the defendants’ dignity and rights, which the author repeatedly contrasts with politicians’ post-9/11 fear-driven abandonment of “their moral obligation to the Constitution.”