American National Security and Civil Liberties in an Era of Terrorism

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David B. Cohen, John W. Wells
Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 17, 2004 - Law - 248 pages
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In light of the ongoing war against terrorism, can the United States maintain its dedication to protecting civil liberties without compromising security? At stake is nothing less than the survival of ideas associated with the modern period of political philosophy: the freedom of conscience, the inviolable rights of the individual to privacy, the constitutionally limited state, as well as the more recent refinement of late modern liberalism, multiculturalism. Contributors evaluate the need to reassess the nation's public policies, institutions, as well as its very identity. The struggle to persist as an open society in the age of terrorism will be the defining test of democracy in the twenty-first century.

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CHRISTOPHER P. BANKS, The University of Akron, Ohio, USA DAVID B. COHEN, The University of Akron, Ohio, USA ALETHIA H. COOK, The University of Akron, Ohio, USA BRIAN J. GERBER, Texas Tech University, USA CHRISTIAN MARLIN, University of Central Florida, USA JEREL A. ROSATI, University of South Carolina, USA EDWARD R. SHARKEY, Jr., Columbia College, Illinois, USA OTIS H. STEPHENS, JR., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA KENDRA B. STEWART, Eastern Kentucky University, USA SUSAN J. TABRIZI, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA DANIEL P. TOKAJI, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, USA JOHN W. WELLS, Carson Newman College, Tennessee, USA