Since the founding of the country, Americans have debated how to properly balance an individual's right to exercise civil liberties and society's right to be protected from harm. Contributors to this anthology provide both historical background and contemporary perspectives on such topics as free speech, the separation of church and state, privacy rights, and how terrorism affects civil liberties.
"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000)
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