Liberty in Troubled Times: A Libertarian Guide to Laws, Politics and Society in a Terrorized World

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Terrorism. The Patriot Act. Political Protest. The 1st Amendment. The 4th Amendment. Liberals. Conservatives. None of these terms mean what they did before 9/11. The best lesson from history -- even America's own -- is to make sure those terrorist attacks have the smallest impact possible on American values and lifestyle. But political opportunists from both the left and right can't resist exploiting the fears that everyone had in the wake of the attacks. As a result, people and important principals of freedom ...
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Overview

Terrorism. The Patriot Act. Political Protest. The 1st Amendment. The 4th Amendment. Liberals. Conservatives. None of these terms mean what they did before 9/11. The best lesson from history -- even America's own -- is to make sure those terrorist attacks have the smallest impact possible on American values and lifestyle. But political opportunists from both the left and right can't resist exploiting the fears that everyone had in the wake of the attacks. As a result, people and important principals of freedom and liberty are suffering. In this book, author James Walsh explains that the 9/11 attacks were much less dangerous to America and Americans than the political maneuvering that has followed. "Some of this has been cynicism at its deepest," Walsh writes. "But cynicism isn't part of the American persona. Liberty is. And pragmatism is. With the right support, those values will prevail against temporary weakness like the Patriot Act or knee-jerk self-loathing." Walsh uses specific topics -- freedom of speech, church-and-state separation, the right to bear arms, property rights, privacy -- to construct a libertarian antidote to the weakness and cynicism. He gives the reader tools for considering political risks in a way that emphasizes classical American values. And these classical American values aren't the pabulum that you hear from scripted politicians. Finally, Liberty in Troubled Times argues that the familiar America political struggle between liberal and conservative has been replaced by a new struggle: Between statist and libertarian. Walsh notes: This new struggle will make a hash of the old one. Many conservatives are statists...so are most liberals. Being a true -- a consistent -- libertarian is hard. But it's the brightest hope for best of American idealism. It always has been.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781563437786
  • Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : liberty/statism replaces liberal/conservative 1
Pt 1 Freedoms and rights
Ch 1 Speech 9
Ch 2 Religion 21
Ch 3 Privacy 33
Ch 4 Property 47
Ch 5 Guns 61
Pt 2 Fundamental concepts
Ch 6 The philosophy of liberty 73
Ch 7 Liberty and the marketplace 85
Ch 8 Life and death 99
Ch 9 Liberty versus anarchy 113
Pt 3 Mechanics
Ch 10 Habeas corpus 123
Ch 11 Posse comitatus and martial law 137
Ch 12 Secret courts 151
Ch 13 Immigrants and immigration 165
Ch 14 Foreign policy 181
Pt 4 Politics
Ch 15 Liberty and the Libertarian party 193
Ch 16 Liberty makes strange bedfellows 203
Ch 17 Quibbling among statistics 215
Pt 5 Problems
Ch 18 The Patriot Act 227
Ch 19 The Department of Homeland Security 243
Ch 20 Racial profiling, identity politics and hate crimes 253
Pt 6 Lifestyle
Ch 21 Sex and marriage...and gay marriage 267
Ch 22 The war on drugs and legalization 283
Ch 23 Liberty in cyberspace 297
Ch 24 Travel and transportation 311
Conclusion : liberty means responsibility 325
App The U.S. Bill of Rights 333
Index 337
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