The Resource Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy, Susan N. Herman

Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy, Susan N. Herman

Label
Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy
Title
Taking liberties
Title remainder
the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Susan N. Herman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 9/11, the U.S. government has acted in a variety of ways--some obvious, some nearly invisible--to increase its surveillance and detention power over American citizens and residents. While most of us have made our peace with the various new restrictions on our civil liberties after 9/11, we have done it without really understanding what those restrictions are or the extent of their reach. Moreover, we tend to think that if the national security state overreaches, we shouldn't worry--the courts will come to the rescue and rein it in. In Taking Liberties, Susan Herman explains how this came to be. Beginning in late 2001, the Bush Administration undertook a series of measures, some of which were understandable and valid given the context, to expand federal surveillance authority. Yet as she shows through a series of gripping episodes involving ordinary Americans, they overreached to the point eroding basic constitutional liberties. Herman spells out in vivid detail why all Americans should be worried about the governmental dragnet that has slowly and at times imperceptibly expanded its coverage over the American public. The erosion of civil liberties doesn't just impact immigrants, Americans of Middle Eastern descent, or Guantanamo detainees, but any American who appears to be engaging in provocative political activity. Taking Liberties is a wake-up call for all Americans, who remain largely unaware of the post-9/11 surveillance regime's insidious and continuing growth"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herman, Susan N
Dewey number
344.7305/32517
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9430
LC item number
.H47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Internal security
  • Detention of persons
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Civil rights
  • War and emergency powers
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • LAW / Intellectual Property / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Target audience
adult
Label
Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy, Susan N. Herman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 276 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199782543
Lccn
2011016285
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 924272
  • (OCoLC)in900593962
  • (OCoLC)709682889
  • 924272
Label
Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy, Susan N. Herman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 276 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199782543
Lccn
2011016285
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 924272
  • (OCoLC)in900593962
  • (OCoLC)709682889
  • 924272

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