Civil Liberties, Homeland Security
and the USA PATRIOT Act: The Debate
- The war on terrorism : opposing viewpoints / Karen F. Balkin, book editor. 2005. New Case 973.931 WAR ON
- Includes discussion of the USA PATRIOT Act. From the Opposing Viewpoints series.
- The Bush betrayal / James Bovard. 2004. New Case 973.931092 BOVARD
- A leading Libertarian voice warns that George W. Bush has transformed America -- for the worse.
- Fortress America : on the front lines of homeland security - an inside look at the coming surveillance state / Matthew Brzezinski. 2004. New Case 355.033073 BRZEZINS
- One of the few journalists to penetrate the new counter terror initiative, Matthew Brzezinski offers an insider's look at the new technology, laws, tactics, and persistent vulnerabilities of the post-9/11 era. The result is this startling, sometimes controversial look at what it will take to achieve genuine homeland security and what it may be like to live inside Fortress America.
- National security : opposing viewpoints / Helen Cothran, book editor. 2004. 355.033073 NATIONAL
- The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America have made security one of the nation's top priorities. The authors in this volume discuss the many threats to national security and debate the best ways to address those threats.
- Shouting fire : civil liberties in a turbulent age / Alan M. Dershowitz. 2002. 323.01 DERSHOWI
- Famed legal authority Dershowitz presents a personal selection of his best and most provocative writings. Of particular interest are several essays written after September 11, dealing with the danger to civil liberties in time of national emergency and to fair trials for accused terrorists, as well as several ("Wiretaps and National Security Surveillance" and "Torture of Terrorists: Is it Necessary to Do and to Lie About It?") written before but pertinent now.
- How patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorism / Amitai Etzioni. 2004. New Case 345.7302 ETZIONI
- In six succinct chapters, Etzioni draws on the philosophy of "responsive communitarianism" to chart a middle course rather than picking sides in the post-Sept. 11 debate of civil rights versus public safety.
- Deliver us from evil : defeating terrorism, despotism, and liberalism / Sean Hannity. 2004. 327.73009 HANNITY
- Conservative Fox Television news host and bestselling author Hannity sees behind the ills of the world one cause: evil. "Evil exists," Hannity asserts. "It is real, and it means to harm us." And in these pages he revisits the harsh lessons America has learned in confronting evil in the past and the present, to illuminate the course we must take in the future.
- The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance / Nat Hentoff. New ed. 2004. 323.490973 HENTOFF 2004
- Hentoff adds fifty pages of new material for the paperback edition of his hot-selling jeremiad. The War on the Bill of Rights-and the Gathering Resistance has been lauded as the clearest, strongest declaration of defiance against the Bush administration's attempted rollback of U.S. civil liberties.
- Terrorism and America : a commonsense strategy for a democratic society / Philip B. Heymann. 1998. 363.320973 H516t
- Written before the 9/11 attacks, Heymann's book examines how the United States and other democracies can fight terrorism while preserving liberty and maintaining a healthy, unified society.
- Chatter : dispatches from the secret world of global eavesdropping / Patrick Radden Keefe. 2005. New Case 327.1273 KEEFE
- How does our government eavesdrop? Whom does it eavesdrop on? And is the interception of communication an effective means of predicting and preventing terrorist attacks? These are some of the questions at the heart of this new book.
- The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. 2004. New Case 973.931 NATIONAL
- This authorized edition of the Commission's final report on the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001 traces the rise of the new global terrorism, as well as detailing the meetings and recommendations made by the bipartisan panel established in 2002.
- Civil liberties : opposing viewpoints / Auriana Ojeda, book editor. 2004 342.73085 CIVIL LI
- Technological advancement and national security efforts have stimulated debate on civil liberties. The authors in this anthology examine whether the basic rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution--such as the freedoms of speech, press, and religion and the rights to due process, privacy, and equal protection under the law--are threatened and, if so, how the government and the courts should respond.
- The war at home : the domestic causes and consequences of Bush's militarism / Frances Fox Piven. 2004. New Case 973.931 PIVEN
- One of the country's most celebrated social scientists contends that the war on terror served to shore up the Bush administration's political base and that politicians used the emotional fog of war to further their regressive social and economic agendas.
- The naked crowd : reclaiming security and freedom in an anxious age / by Jeffrey Rosen. 2004. 323.4480973 ROSEN
- The legal affairs editor of The New Republic makes an impassioned argument on behalf of privacy and liberty in a post-9/11 world, showing that how people use emerging technologies will be crucial to the preservation of essential American ideals.
- Civil liberties / James D. Torr, book editor. 2003. 323.0973 CIVIL
- Includes sections on the current debate over anti-terrorism measures and their effects on personal privacy. From the Current Controversies series.
- Civil liberties and the war on terrorism / by James D. Torr. 2004. 323.0973 TORR
- The U.S. government has implemented a variety of new security measures designed to prevent another terrorist attack on America, but civil libertarians warn that many of these measures threaten free speech, privacy, and the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law. This volume explores the many challenges in ensuring that America is both safe and free.
ON THE WEB
- Hot Topics: USA PATRIOT Act
- From the Government Documents Department of the Evergreen State College Library, Olympia WA.
- Legislation Related to the Attack of September 11, 2001
- From Thomas, the Legislative Server at the Library of Congress.
- House Judiciary Committee
- Documents relative to the USA PATRIOT Act.
- Senate Judiciary Committee
- Oversight of the USA PATRIOT Act.
- America's War Against Terrorism
- From the University of Michigan Documents Center.
- Preserving Life and Liberty
- From the US Department of Justice.
- Keep America Safe and Free
- From the American Civil Liberties Union.