How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism

How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism

by Amitai Etzioni
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415950473

ISBN-13: 9780415950473

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this short book, Etzioni, the well-known and respected public intellectual and communitarian thinker, charts a middle course, or third way 'between those who are committed to shore up our liberties but blind to the needs of public security, as well as those who never met a right they are not willing to curtail to give authorities an even freer hand.' This book

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In this short book, Etzioni, the well-known and respected public intellectual and communitarian thinker, charts a middle course, or third way 'between those who are committed to shore up our liberties but blind to the needs of public security, as well as those who never met a right they are not willing to curtail to give authorities an even freer hand.' This book will prove a useful guide for citizens looking for a thought provoking, well-reasoned and sober analysis of one of the hot button issues of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415950473
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsXI
Introduction1
Chapter 1How Liberty Is Lost9
Chapter 2An Overview of Security Measures27
Chapter 3Privacy and Security in Electronic Communications43
Chapter 4Public Health and the Threat of Bioterrorism77
Chapter 5A Case for National Id Cards?95
Chapter 6The Limits of Nation Building129
Notes151
Index181

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