The War on Our Freedoms
Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism
War on Our Freedoms by R.C. Leone
Book DescriptionIn each generation, for different reasons, 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. Part of the reason for this is the trauma that our country experienced on September 11, 2001, and part of the reason is that the people who are in charge of our government are inclined to use the suppression of information as a management strategy. Rather than waiting ten or fifteen years to point out what's wrong with the current rush to limit civil liberties in the name of "national security," these essays by top thinkers, scholars, journalists, and historians lift the veil on what is happening and why the implications are dangerous and disturbing and ultimately destructive of American values and ideals. Without our even being aware, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586482107
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author R.C. Leone
Liberty Under Attack, Paperback (June 2007)
Talks about the diverse actions taken in the name of security, that serve to undermine American liberties, constitutional principles and America's moral standing in the world. This book explains why the consequences of these actions are ultimately destructive of American values and counterproductive in preventing future terrorism.
Aid to Africa, Paperback (May 1999)» View all books by R.C. Leone
Investigates the impact of bureaucratic politics, special interest groups, and public opinion in aid-giving countries/agencies. This work finds that aid agencies in Africa often misdiagnosed problems and had difficulty designing appropriate programs that addressed the local political environment.
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Author Biography - R.C. Leone
Richard C.Leone is president of The Century Foundation and has served as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, president of the New York Mercantile Exchange, and a faculty member at Princeton University. Greg Anrig, Jr. is vice president of programs at The Century Foundation and the former Washington bureau chief of Money magazine.
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