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American National Security and Civil Liberties in an Era of Terrorism

  • Editors
  • David B. Cohen
  • John W. Wells

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John W. Wells, David B. Cohen
    Pages 1-8
  3. David B. Cohen, Alethia H. Cook, David J. Louscher
    Pages 105-124
  4. Edward R. Sharkey Jr., Kendra B. Stewart
    Pages 125-145
  5. John W. Wells
    Pages 227-239
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-248

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

constitution democracy Institution Policy terrorism war

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