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April 15, 2009, C-SPAN broadcast a panel discussion of “Enemy of the State” and its relevance to the upcoming trials of Radovan Karadzic in The Hague and the Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia. Watch Now>

View the discussion of "Enemy of the State" featuring co-author Michael Scharf, Nuremberg Prosecutor Henry King, and National Public Radio commentator Daniel Maulthrop, held at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on December 10, 2008.

"[Enemy of the State] offers a detailed, inside account of the court's creation and its proceedings, including gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial itself and legal analysis of its decision. The book offers many insights and revelations omitted by contemporary media accounts, and places the tribunal in its broader international law context."
--The Volokh Conspiracy Blog (Read more)

On the two year anniversary of Saddam's execution, WCPN interviews Michael Scharf. Listen Now>

Gulf News, book review of "Enemy of the State," October 24, 2008, at p. 24

"When Saddam was being tried in Baghdad, no one needed to issue orders for a curfew, as the people remained at home, their eyes glued to the televisions.
'Enemy of the State,' a book authored by Newton and Scharf, has the same effect on readers. The book is a chronicle of the trial and a behind-the-scenes account of its goings-on - where the phrase 'one of the most important chaotic trials in history' seems to become an understatement." Read more>

Watch Michael Newton on WSMV 4 News with Dennis Ferrier

Watch the “Enemy of the State” Panel Discussion

Listen to an interview with Newton and Scharf discuss their book and the Saddam trial on PRI "The World", July 16, 2008.
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Listen to the authors read excerpts from the book.



A selection of readings and interviews with Michael Newton and Michael Scharf.  


Book Readings

Listen to Michael Scharf reading from Enemy of the State

Listen to Michael Newton reading from Enemy of the State

Interviews discussing Enemy of the State and the Saddam Hussein trial

Michael Scharf, Mike Newton, and Radovan Karadzic’s defense counsel, Peter Robinson, were interviewed for an hour about “Trying Crimes Against Humanity” on “The Sound of Ideas” WCPN (Cleveland Public Radio) on March 17, 2009

Trapper Jack Morning Show, WDOK Radio, December 8, 2008

WKSU News, “More than a witness to history: Michael Scharf helps shape trials ranging from Saddam to the Khmer Rouge,” Michael Scharf, November 25, 2008

The Leonard Lopate Show, “Saddam Hussein’s Trial,” Michael Newton, November 18, 2008

KYW Newsradio 1060 with Larry Kane, “Foreign Policy Challenges,” Michael Newton, October 19th, 2008

PRI “The World,” “Saddam’s Final Chapter,” Michael Scharf and Michael Newton, July 16, 2008

Listen to Michael Scharf’s speech at the City Club of Cleveland, “The Saddam Show, a Messy Trial, a Botched Execution, What’s Next? January 2007

Newton discusses the Saddam Hussein trial on Encounter on Voice of America News Now

NPR, “All Things Considered,”  Michael Scharf, December 30, 2006

NPR, “Talk of the Nation,” Michael Scharf, December 26, 2005

NPR, “Morning Edition,” Michael Scharf, November 28, 2005

NPR, “Morning Edition,” Michael Scharf, October 18, 2005

Democracy Now, “Justice in Baghdad? A Debate Between Saddam’s UK Lawyer and a US Attorney Who Helped Create Legal System in Occupied Iraq,” December 15, 2004


Related Interviews discussing other war crimes and trials

Michael Scharf was interviewed about lessons learned from the Saddam Hussein trial for the trial of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Public Radio International's "The World," August 3, 2011

Michael Scharf was interviewed about "Lawfare" on Cleveland's National Public Radio affiliate WCPN, March 11, 2011

Michael Scharf appeared on WCPN’s “The Sound of Ideas” to discuss the challenges of trying the 9/11 terrorist defendants in federal court, “Fair Trials for Accused Terrorists”, on November 16, 2009

Michael Scharf interviewed about the upcoming trial of accused Nazi guard John Demnjanjuk. “What Now With John Demjanjuk?,” on the "Trapper Jack and the Morning Show," July 12, 2009

Michael Scharf interviewed regarding the John Demjanjuk Nazi deportation case, “News Analysis: Accused Nazi Guard Granted Stay,” on WCPN's (Cleveland Public Radio) “Morning Edition” on April 15, 2009

WKSU News, "Case prof helps Uganda figure out what to do with Joseph Kony," Michael Scharf, February 25, 2009

PRI “The World,” “Bin Laden and U.S. foreign policy,” Michael Scharf, October 9, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio, “Karadzic Trial a Test for War Crimes Tribunal,” Michael Scharf, July 30, 2008

PRI “The World,” “A Call for Charges Against Sudan,” Michael Scharf, June 5, 2008

Voice of America, “US Professors and Students Laid Groundwork for Charles Taylor Trial,“ Michael Scharf, July 12, 2007

Voice of America, Michael Newton on  the Charles Taylor trial as well as Saddam, June 4, 2007


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The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein
by Michael A. Newton and Michael P. Scharf


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