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Terrorism, Freedom, and Security: Winning Without War (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

 
 
 
 
Terrorism, Freedom, and Security: Winning Without War (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)
Author: Philip B. Heymann
ISBN 13: 9780262582551
ISBN 10: 262582554
Edition: N/A
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
List Price: $19.95
 
 

A former Deputy Attorney General of the United States argues that we must preserve our civil liberties and democratic values while fighting terrorism.

Publishers Weekly

Former U.S. deputy attorney general Heymann (Terrorism and America), now a professor at Harvard Law School, contends that war is the wrong approach to terrorism, calling instead for a revitalized intelligence apparatus to assess and neutralize threats before they occur. But, he argues, such a system must have firmly established limits to prevent its unwarranted use against American citizens. While supporting the battle against the Taliban, Heymann is less enthusiastic about subsequent policy decisions by the Bush administration, accusing it of ignoring the long-term consequences of actions that run counter to democratic principles and erode America's moral authority in the international community. The legal and political analysis is sound though dry and academic, suited more for policy experts than general readers. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.