Saturday, July 28, 2007

Books We Like: A New Defense of Civil Liberties

The AltTulsa summer reading list includes a new defense of civil liberties by Anthony Romero and Dina Temple-Raston. The book is In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror from William Morrow.

The publisher describes the book as "a critical look at civil liberties in this country at a time when constitutional freedoms are in peril." Romero and Temple-Raston explore the behind-the-scenes story of some of the most important civil liberties cases in post-9/11 America.

We heard the authors talking about the book on a recent radio interview and they made a strong case that our civil liberties are shrinking right before our eyes. They cite chapter and verse in several recent cases, including the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program.

In the Age of Terror, ordinary folks are well advised to pay attention and stand up for their rights—and the rights of all citizens.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

If even John Ashcroft won't sign off on a warrantless wiretapping deal, youve got to know it is incredibly invasive and destuctive of our civil liberties.

As hot a potato as this issue currently is, what could be the most dangerous element of it? My conjecture: Bush and company were using it to do opposition research.