Thinking About Terrorism: The Threat to Civil Liberties in a Time of National Emergency

Thinking About Terrorism

The Threat to Civil Liberties in a Time of National Emergency

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ISBN10: 1590318420 ISBN13: 9781590318423 Publisher: Amer Bar Assn Published: Oct 1 2007 Pages: 221 Weight: 0.72lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Tigar (a veteran lawyer who has defended such figures as Angela Davis, John Demjanjuk, Terry Nichols, and Lynn Stewart) presents a series of essays exploring issues of terrorism and law in world history. Notably, he addresses both state-sponsored terrorism and terrorism by non-state actors, devoting a section to each. In the section on state-sponsored terrorism he includes discussion of judicial proceedings related to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the assassination (on the streets of Washington, DC) of Pinochet opponent Orlando Letelier; judicial proceedings involving French collaborators with the Nazis; truth and reconciliation processes in South Africa and Chile; and the jurisdiction, procedure, fairness, and limits of international criminal tribunals. In the second section he discusses the colonial roots of terrorism, terrorism in anticolonial struggles and civil wars, US policy towards the People's Mujahideen of Iran (the Mujahideen-e Khalq), terrorism and the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, Judge Richard Posner's Not a Suicide Pact; and the Bush administrations plans to use military commissions to try the so-called "enemy combatants" held at Guantanamo. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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