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War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present
     

War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present

by Geoffrey R. Stone
 

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ISBN-10: 0393330044

ISBN-13: 9780393330045

Pub. Date: 04/17/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

An essential work on the challenges of preserving civil liberties in wartime by a preeminent scholar of constitutional law.
Winner of eight national awards for his magisterial work Perilous Times, Geoffrey R. Stone has now created a condensed, updated, and more accessible history of civil liberties in wartime. With an in-depth examination of how our

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An essential work on the challenges of preserving civil liberties in wartime by a preeminent scholar of constitutional law.
Winner of eight national awards for his magisterial work Perilous Times, Geoffrey R. Stone has now created a condensed, updated, and more accessible history of civil liberties in wartime. With an in-depth examination of how our constitutional rights have fared during the presidency of George W. Bush, Stone reveals how the federal government has suppressed civil liberties in times of war throughout American history. A sparkling historical narrative, War and Liberty is the perfect book for any reader who wants to understand the current national debate and assess the state of our freedoms.

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ISBN-13:
9780393330045
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
439,322
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Preface: War Fever     xiii
The Half War with France: "The Reign of Witches"     1
The Civil War: "The Man Who Holds the Power"     22
World War I: "Disloyalty Must Be Crushed Out of Existence"     41
World War II: "A Jap's a Jap"     64
The Cold War: "The Scaremongers"     85
The Vietnam War: "To Expose, Disrupt, and Otherwise Neutralize"     107
The War on Terrorism: "Not a Blank Check"     128
Conclusion: A Culture of Civil Liberties     166
Notes     185
About the Author     205
Index     207

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