Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of War

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South End Press, 1990 - Law - 282 pages
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“The great wars we have fought for the sake of liberty have been accompanied, without exception, by the most draconian assaults on individual rights. This is the theme of Michael Linfield's Freedom Under Fire, and he documents it with examples from every war since the American Revolution.”—The Progressive

“Linfield demonstrates conclusively, starting with the American Revolution and coming right up to the invasion of Panama, that the Bill of Rights is set aside by the government again and again, for reasons of 'national security.' He performs an important service, reminding us that liberty cannot be entrusted to the Bill of Rights or to the three branches of government, but only can be safeguarded by our own vigilance.”—Howard Zinn

 

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Contents

n The Revolutionary War Era
9
The World War I Era
33
The World War n and Korean War Era
69
The Vietnam War Era
113
VH The LowIntensity Conflict Era
157
A Freedom of Expression in Nicaragua
173
Notes
209
Case Index
269
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