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The Resource The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance, Nat Hentoff

The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance, Nat Hentoff

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The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance
Title
The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance
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Nat Hentoff
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Subject
Language
eng
Review
  • Hentoff, a veteran defender of civil liberties, elaborates on the legal "steamroller" unleashed after September 11 that he contends is diminishing our civil rights. Thanks to the USA Patriot Act, Hentoff reports, the FBI has authority to enter your apartment without serving a warrant first, take "evidence," copy computer files and even install software that will record your every keystroke for government perusal. All of this is done in the name of fighting terrorism, but, Hentoff relates, the government no longer requires hard evidence of terrorist ties, and actions as simple as attending a protest rally or donating to a charitable organization are now enough to arouse the interest of federal spies. This concise exposé/manifesto, the latest salvo in Hentoff's lifelong defense of constitutional liberties, concerns developments he's covered for the Village Voice and other publications, but draws them together into a blistering attack on the administration, and on Attorney General John Ashcroft in particular, who Hentoff says has "subverted more elements of the Bill of Rights than any attorney general in American history." He berates Congress for its "supine" acquiescence to the Patriot Act, and the media for slack coverage of these issues. and raises the specter of J. Edgar Hoover's goon squads. Anyone concerned with civil liberties should read this short and snappy report from the frontlines of this latest constitutional struggle. (Sept. 15) --Staff (Reviewed August 25, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 34, p56)
  • "Ever since Attorney General Ashcroft pushed the U S A PATRIOT Act through an overwhelmingly supine Congress soon after September 11, he has subverted more elements of the Bill of Rights than any attorney general in American history," states Village Voice columnist and civil liberties champion Hentoff in this pithy warning about the dangers he believes much of the Bush administration's recent legislation poses to the basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The author details Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security Department attempts to broaden the government's authority to detain Americans in custody, collect information on Americans, and invite Americans to spy on one another. Alternating between describing the threat that various legislative efforts have posed to the Bill of Rights with reports of ACLU and other citizen groups' defiance of the PATRIOT Act, Hentoff aims to raise readers' consciousness to the dangers inherent in recently enacted and proposed legislation. Recommended for public and academic libraries. [With the growth of so-called Bill of Rights defense committees, this book may be in demand.—Ed.]—Jill Ortner, Univ. at Buffalo Libs., NY --Jill Ortner (Reviewed November 1, 2003) (Library Journal, vol 128, issue 18, p110)
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DLC
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1925-
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Hentoff, Nat
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Civil rights
  • Dissenters
  • Government, Resistance to
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • United States
Label
The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance, Nat Hentoff
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cons041/2003014162.html
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
499364
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781583226216
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003014162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583226216
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-1353
Label
The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance, Nat Hentoff
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cons041/2003014162.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
499364
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781583226216
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003014162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583226216
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-1353

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