Andrew C. McCarthy

Executive Director, Philadelphia Freedom Center

Andrew C. McCarthy is a bestselling author whose latest book is Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Freedom Center (the east coast branch of the David Horowitz Freedom Center), as well as a contributing editor at National Review and a Senior Fellow at National Review Institute. He also writes the Ordered Liberty blog at PJMedia.

Andy was a Chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York best known for leading the government’s successful prosecution against the Blind Sheik (Omar Abdel Rahman) and eleven other jihadists for conspiring to wage a terrorist war against the United States – that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a subsequent plot to bomb New York City landmarks. After the 9/11 attacks, he supervised the U.S. attorney’s command-post near Ground Zero. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Justice Department’s two highest honors, the Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award in 1996 for his work on the Blind Sheik case, and the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 1988 for his work on the “Pizza Connection” organized crime prosecution. His two previous books – Willful Blindness (2008) and The Grand Jihad (2010) – were New York Times bestsellers.

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Publications and Multimedia
The Boston Terrorist Attack and Strategic Intelligence - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group
May 07, 2013
Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offences - Podcast
International & National Security Practice Group Podcast
May 06, 2013
The Use of Lethal Force on U.S. Citizens - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
March 13, 2013
Meet the New Boss: Continuity in Presidential War Powers - Event Audio/Video
2011 National Lawyers Convention
November 10, 2011
2011 James Madison Award Presentation - Prepared Remarks
New York City Federalist Society 25th Anniversary Dinner
April 25, 2011
Terror Trials and Executive Power - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
January 28, 2011
The Civilian Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Online Debate
January 05, 2010
Detention and Trial of Terrorist Suspects - Event Audio/Video
International & National Security Law Practice Group
May 28, 2009
OLC Memos
Online Debate
April 24, 2009
The Independence of Federal Prosecutors - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 15, 2007
Al-Marri: Al-Qaeda Prisoner Dentention Case
Online Debate
July 03, 2007
The U.S. Attorney Controversy - Event Audio
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
March 27, 2007