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
     
 

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

Ch. 1How liberty is lost9
Ch. 2An overview of security measures27
Ch. 3Privacy and security in electronic communications43
Ch. 4Public health and the threat of bioterrorism77
Ch. 5A case for national ID cards?95
Ch. 6The limits of nation building129

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