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Presidents And Civil Liberties From Wilson To Obama

Author : Samuel Walker
ISBN : 9781107016606
Genre : History
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This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press, and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.

How Sex Became A Civil Liberty

Author : Leigh Ann Wheeler
ISBN : 9780190206529
Genre : History
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The American Civil Liberties Union has stood at the center of sexual revolutions that have transformed our culture, using the Constitution to create an expansive body of sexual rights that helped lay the old order to rest. How Sex Became a Civil Liberty is the first book to show how ACLU leaders and attorneys forged legal principles that advanced the sexual revolution.

The Dark Side

Author : Jane Mayer
ISBN : 9780307456502
Genre : History
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The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made self-destructive decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. With a new afterward. One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

The Queen Of America

Author : Mary Estelle Elizabeth Cutts
ISBN : 081393298X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Includes two transcriptions of Mary Estelle Elizabeth Cutts's manuscript as well as a study of Cutts's authorship and women's historical writing in the nineteenth century.

In Defense Of American Liberties

Author : Samuel Walker
ISBN : 0809322706
Genre : Law
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Argues that the American Civil Liberties Union helped shape mainstream American ideas of freedom rather than undermine them.

Democracy And Public Space

Author : John Parkinson
ISBN : 9780199214563
Genre : Architecture
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Democracy and Public Space claims that the current fashion for online democracy risks undermining democracy's very foundations. Challenging the received academic wisdom, the author offers a compelling, new vision of democratic public space and assesses the success of eleven world cities in the light of it.

Priests Of Our Democracy

Author : Marjorie Heins
ISBN : 9780814770269
Genre : Law
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Priests of Our Democracy tells of the teachers and professors who battled the anti-communist witch hunt of the 1950s. It traces the political fortunes of academic freedom beginning in the late 19th century, both on campus and in the courts. Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. The crushing of dissent in the 1950s impoverished political discourse in ways that are still being felt, and First Amendment academic freedom, a product of that period, is in peril today. In compelling terms, this book shows why the issue should matter to everyone.

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