Taking liberties : the war on terror and the erosion of American democracy /

"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,...

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Main Author: Herman, Susan N
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
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Table of 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