Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security (Large Print 16pt)
ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Sep 1, 2010 - 448 pages
Tracing the history of government intrusions on Constitutional rights in response to threats from abroad, Cole and Dempsey warn that a society in which civil liberties are sacrificed in the name of national security is in fact less secure than one in which they are upheld. A new chapter includes a discussion of domestic spying, preventive detention, the many court challenges to post-9/11 abuses, implementation of the PATRIOT ACT, and efforts to reestablish the checks and balances left behind in the rush to strengthen governmental powers.
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Review: Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National SecurityUser Review - Bryan Mcquirk - Goodreads
A great read on the past abuses by the FBI against US citizens, and how recent law changes have opened to door for future abuses of power and the Constitution. Read full review
Review: Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National SecurityUser Review - Sana - Goodreads
this book is amazing because it shows how the american government has employed the same tactics to diminish civil liberties under the fear of terror. from the times of communism to today, this book relays how the "enemy" changes but civil liberties are constantly obliterated. Read full review