When The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

Law360, New York (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- History repeats itself, at least by way of analogy.

Back To The Past

When the Israelites and the Philistines faced each other across a valley to the south of Jerusalem, the conflict was prosecuted by way of two champions: David and Goliath. Both wielded offensive weapons; David had his sling and his five smooth stones, and Goliath had a sword and spear.

Goliath’s defense compared to David’s would have been thought to be bordering upon invulnerability. Defensively, Goliath wore a helmet, a very substantial coat of...
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