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Author Cole, David, 1958-

Title Less safe, less free : why America is losing the War on Terror / David Cole and Jules Lobel.

Imprint New York : New Press, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.3251561 C674l 2007    ---  Available
Description x, 326 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Less free -- Preventive law enforcement and intelligence gathering -- Preventive war -- Less safe -- Collateral consequences -- The failure of preventive law enforcement -- The costs of overreaching -- The failure of preventive war -- Lessons of history -- Ticking time bombs and slippery slopes -- An alternative preventive strategy -- Noncoercive strategies -- A preventive foreign policy --Multilateral solutions to a transnational problem -- The rule of law as an asset, not an obstacle -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index.
Summary In a 2002 speech, President George W. Bush said, "If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long." Bush has no psychic visionaries, but in the war on terrorism his administration has nonetheless adopted a sweeping new "preemptive" strategy, which turns on the ability to predict the future. At home and abroad, the administration has cut corners on fundamental commitments of the rule of law in the name of preventing future attacks. In this critique, two constitutional scholars argue that these sacrifices in the rule of law, adopted in the name of prevention, have in fact made us more susceptible to future terrorist attacks. They debunk the administration's claim that it is winning the war on terror and offer an alternative strategy in which the rule of law is an asset, not an obstacle, in the struggle to keep us both safe and free.--From publisher description.
Subject Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Added Author Lobel, Jules.
ISBN 1595581332 (hc.)
9781595581334 (hc.)
Standard No. AU@ 000041212911
NZ1 11209351

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