Silencing Political Dissent: How Post-September 11 Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten Our Civil Liberties

Silencing Political Dissent: How Post-September 11 Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten Our Civil Liberties

Nancy Chang


In her groundbreaking new e-book, Silencing Political Dissent, constitutional professional Nancy Chang examines how the Bush administration's struggle opposed to terrorism is leading to a stressful erosion of First modification rights and raise of govt power.
Chang's compelling research starts with a historic assessment of political repression and intolerance of dissent in the US. From the Sedition Act of 1798, in the course of the Smith Act of the Forties and the internment of eastern american citizens in global battle II, to the FBI's notorious COINTELPRO software of the Nineteen Sixties, Chang remembers how during periods of quandary and warfare, the U.S. executive has unjustly detained contributors, invaded own privateness, and hampered the unfastened speech of Americans.
Chang's services as a senior constitutional lawyer shines via within the strength and readability of her argument. Meticulously researched and footnoted, Chang's publication forces us to problem the govt. while it truly is unpopular to take action, and to contemplate that maybe "our destiny security lies within the enlargement, quite the contraction, of the democratic values set forth within the Constitution."

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