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

Free read War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present 106 Winner of eight national awards for his magisterial work Perilous Times Geoffrey R Stone has now created a condensed updated and accessible history of civil liberties in wartime With an in dep. Informative and well written Good overview of current and historical constitutional issues Made for an interesting footnote to a recent trip to the US

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Free read War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present 106 Hout 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 freedo. This is the book to read if you read All the Laws but One by Chief Justice Rehnuist and are frustrated by the lack of commentary in it This book tells much the same story the dilemma of protecting civil liberties while also successfully prosecuting a war but does it better because the author is free to express opinions It also covers ground beginning with the Half War with France in the very beginning of our republic and continuing through to our ongoing War or Terror Stone is a very capable constitutional scholar and this book is very well written While Stone has strong opinions about the correct balance between liberties and security he acknowledges the difficulty of making many of the decisions that government has to make and he fully engages with the uestions This is a great book for anyone concerned about how to protect our lives without sacrificing our liberties and vice versa a topic that becomes relevant every day

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Free read War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present 106 Th 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 throug. It is scary how many times in US history that the government has acted in ways that remind me of modern communist China This is a disturbing book written by an esteemed lawyer and constitutional scholar The Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 was terrifying and we have seen just as bad or worse over the years sinceMany of the major wars that we have had have resulted in people being jailed for saying anything but good things about the war or the party in power or the US in any way Sounds like modern China or Korea The worst riot in American history was an anti draft demonstration during the Civil War People simply disappeared into jail without trial Many Northerners were opposed to slavery but were not necessarily willing to lose most of the men in their family over the issue If you think about the modern issue of sexual trafficking most people think it s evil but if the government was going to force you to replace other dying soldiers in a war with very high body counts to eliminate it would you go The nation almost came apart over thisWe have gone to the brink of a totalitarian police state way too many times and have thankfully regained sanity and respect for the constitution within a few years afterward each time Consistently after each time the Supreme Court and Congress and the president all admit that they went too far out of fear that they made unconstitutional attacks against citizens with almost no basis When we lose the ability to honestly discuss or critiue whether a war or act of the government is right or wrong due to fear the natural outcome is that we do things that we later regretSadly there are still people detained in the War on Terror who have simply disappeared who have had no formal charges leveled against them Imprisonment without trial based on mere hearsay is pretty scary stuff that reminds me of the Soviet Union than a democracy We have a justice system that deals with even those who have committed terrible crimes like the theater killer using due process and evidence but we have to use that system otherwise we end up punishing the wrong people There is a center being built right now in Utah that will process information on American citizens including information on cell phone usage bank accounts library usage internet buying habits etc to try to detect terrorists among us Where is the Fourth Amendment against warrant less search and seizure in all of this Maybe the saddest irony is that the repression gets nastiest when we are fighting wars ostensibly in the name of the freedoms and protections that we enjoy in this country We suspend elements of our own constitution and Bill of Rights as we call for other countries to adopt similar ones