The University of California, Berkeley is not known for being sympathetic of conservatives, let alone supportive.
But Heritage Foundation defense expert James Carafano found an attentive audience when he visited the Berkeley Law School earlier this month to discuss his book, Wiki at War.
Carafano’s book explores how the Internet has changed the nature of warfare and diplomacy. Wikileaks, for example, demonstrates how online vandalism can frustrate our foreign policy. More recently, ISIS and other terrorist groups have used the web to collaborate and recruit.
Update: We received the following praise from Alexander Smith, the president of the Berkeley Law Federalist Society: “Dr. Carafano’s engaging talk highlights our national security challenges and suggests cautionary notes. It was appreciated by all.”