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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
Genre
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"--
Summary
Describes the social and human cost of the security measures taken by the United States during the past decade
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
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10024679
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
344.7305/32517
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • forms
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9430
LC item number
.H47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy
Label
Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy, Susan N. Herman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Dragnets and watchlists. The webmaster and the football player ; "Foreign terrorist organizations," humanitarians, and the First Amendment ; Charity at home ; Traveling with terror ; Banks and databanks -- pt. 2. Surveillance and security. Gutting the Fourth Amendment ; The Patriot Act and library/business records ; Gagging the librarians ; John Doe and the national security letter ; The President's surveillance program -- pt. 3. American Democracy. Losing out checks and balances : the president, the Congress, and the courts -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm709682889
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780199782543
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011016285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, forms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709682889
  • (Sirsi) a1098327
Label
Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy, Susan N. Herman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Dragnets and watchlists. The webmaster and the football player ; "Foreign terrorist organizations," humanitarians, and the First Amendment ; Charity at home ; Traveling with terror ; Banks and databanks -- pt. 2. Surveillance and security. Gutting the Fourth Amendment ; The Patriot Act and library/business records ; Gagging the librarians ; John Doe and the national security letter ; The President's surveillance program -- pt. 3. American Democracy. Losing out checks and balances : the president, the Congress, and the courts -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm709682889
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780199782543
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011016285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, forms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709682889
  • (Sirsi) a1098327

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