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In this updated and expanded edition of The Tyranny of Good Intentions , Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton renew their valiant campaign to reclaim that which is rightly ours-liberty protected by the rule of law. They show how crusading legislators and unfair prosecutors are remaking American law into a weapon wielded by the government and how the erosion of the legal principles we hold dear-such as habeas corpus and the prohibition against self-incrimination-is destroying the presumption of innocence. A new introduction and new chapters cover recent marquee cases and make this provocative book essential reading for anyone who cringes at the thought of unbridled state power and sees our civil liberties slowly slipping away in the name of the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, and the War on Terror.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307396068
ISBN-10: 0307396061
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Olin Fellow Paul Craig Roberts

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS was assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, a university professor, and an associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. LAWRENCE M. STRATTON is a Ph.D. candidate in Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary and a former adjunct professor of Georgetown University Law Center. He is currently on the adjunct Ethics faculty of Villanova University.