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In her groundbreaking new book, Silencing Political Dissent, constitutional expert Nancy Chang examines how the Bush administration's fight against terrorism is resulting in a disturbing erosion of First Amendment rights and increase of executive power.

Chang's compelling analysis begins with a historical review of political repression and intolerance of dissent in America. From the Sedition Act of 1798, through the Smith Act of the 1940s and the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, to the FBI's infamous COINTELPRO program of the 1960s, Chang recalls how during times of crisis and war, the U.S. government has unjustly detained individuals, invaded personal privacy, and hampered the free speech of Americans.

Chang's expertise as a senior constitutional attorney shines through in the power and clarity of her argument. Meticulously researched and footnoted, Chang's book forces us to challenge the government when it is unpopular to do so, and to consider that perhaps "our future safety lies in the expansion, rather the contraction, of the democratic values set forth in the Constitution."

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Constitutional expert Nancy Chang examines how the Bush administration's fight against terrorism is resulting in a disturbing erosion of First Amendment rights and increase of executive power.

Synopsis:

Nancy Chang of the Center for Constitutional Rights examines how the USA Patriot Act endows the executive branch of the U.S. government with vast unchecked powers, erodes civil liberties and privacy, and impacts the lives of immigrants.

Synopsis:

How the USA Patriot Act Undermines the Constitution.

About the Author

NANCY CHANG is the Senior Litigation Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City. Nancys work at CCR has focused on protecting the First Amendment rights of political activists against government efforts to silence dissent, safeguarding civil liberties against measures taken in the name of national security, protecting the constitutional rights of immigrants, and combating racial profiling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583224946
Foreword:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Center for Constitutional Rights
Author:
Chang, Nancy
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Government, resistance to
Subject:
CURRENT EVENTS / American
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Dissenters -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Open Media Series
Series Volume:
963
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.4 in 5.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Constitutional expert Nancy Chang examines how the Bush administration's fight against terrorism is resulting in a disturbing erosion of First Amendment rights and increase of executive power.
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Nancy Chang of the Center for Constitutional Rights examines how the USA Patriot Act endows the executive branch of the U.S. government with vast unchecked powers, erodes civil liberties and privacy, and impacts the lives of immigrants.

"Synopsis" by , How the USA Patriot Act Undermines the Constitution.
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