The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties

The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties

David K. Shipler


An impassioned, incisive examine the violations of civil liberties within the usa that experience speeded up over the last decade—and their direct influence on our lives.

How have our rights to privateness and justice been undermined? What precisely have we misplaced? Pulitzer Prize–winner David okay. Shipler searches for the solutions to those questions via touring the middle of the night streets of risky neighborhoods with police, hearing traumatized sufferers of mystery surveillance, and digging into doubtful terrorism prosecutions. The legislation involves lifestyles in those pages, the place the compelling tales of person women and men remove darkness from the extensive array of government’s powers to intervene into own lives. reading the ancient enlargement and contraction of basic liberties in the US, this can be the account of what has been taken—and of ways a lot we stand to regain through protesting the departures from the invoice of Rights. And, in Shipler’s arms, every one person’s adventure serves as a strong incitement for a retrieval of those useful rights.

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