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The War on Our Freedoms

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Title: The War on Our Freedoms (Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism)

Author: Edited by Richard C. Leone, Greg Anrig Jr.

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

ISBN: 9781586482107


From the Back Cover:


The War on Terrorism is being fought not only in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, but also in American classrooms, newsrooms, and courtrooms. Do we truly grasp the consequences of the war abroad for our freedoms at home?

In each generation, for different reason, America witnesses a tug of war between the instinct to suppress and the instinct for openness. Today, with the perception of a mortal threat from terrorists, the instinct to suppress is in the ascendancy. In this essential guide to the dangers of limiting civil liberties in the name of "national security," fourteen leading thinkers, scholars, journalists, and historians explain what is happening and why the implications are ultimately destructive of American values and ideals. The judiciary is being undermined, the press is being intimidated, racial profiling is rampant, and our privacy is being invaded. The "war on our freedoms" is just as real as the "war on terror" - and in the end, just as dangerous.