David B. Rivkin Jr. practices law with the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He holds a J. D. degree from Columbia University, a master's degree in Soviet Affairs with high honors from Georgetown University Graduate School, and a bachelor's degree in international affairs from Georgetown University of Foreign Service.
Mr. Rivkin has been a prolific writer, publishing numerous papers, articles, book reviews, and book chapters on a variety of legal, constitutional, defense, arms control, foreign policy, environmental, and energy issues. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, National Interest, Harvard Journal of Law & Policy, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Mr. Rivkin served in the office of the then-Vice-President, George Bush, as the legal advisor to the counsel to the President, and as the deputy director of the Office of Policy Development, U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Rivkin's article originally appeared in theSeptember29,1993, issue of The Wall Street Journal. Copyright Dow Jones & Co., Inc., 1993. (Lee A. Casey, also a former Reagan and Bush office, collaborated on this article.) The article was reprinted in the February 1994 issue of Freedom Daily, published by The Future of Freedom Foundation.