The Four Freedoms Under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger from Our National Security State

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-06
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
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The authors address the hard questions of individual freedom versus national security that are on the minds of Americans of all political stripes. They bring together the pivotal events, leaders, policies, and fateful decisions that have subverted our constitutional government from its founding. This edition includes a new afterword on the true cost of Bush's wars-a cost that will be borne by generations to come. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Marcus Raskin, former Kennedy White House advisor, is the distinguished fellow and cofounder of the Institute for Policy Studies and a professor of policy studies at George Washington University. Robert Spero served in the Kennedy administration with the Agency for International Development and helped create the domestic Peace Corps (now AmeriCorps). He is a journalist and author.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreichp. xiii
The Clear and Present Danger to Our Freedoms from Our National Security Statep. xvii
Freedom of Speech
The U.S.A. Patriot Act Vs. the U.S. Constitutionp. 3
September 11: A Golden Opportunity for Bush II Conservativesp. 33
Lessons about Terrorism the Government Never Learnsp. 43
When Is Danger Clear and Present?p. 53
Can the Homeland Ever Be Secure?p. 65
The Right to Vote, the Right to Have It Countp. 75
Do You Already Live in an Authoritarian State?p. 87
Escape from Authoritarianismp. 107
Freedom to Worship
Our Religious Sea Changep. 127
Holier Than Thoup. 143
Religious War Without End: The Church Crosses the State Linep. 149
How Silent Must Prayer Be?p. 161
Faith, Science, and Rationalityp. 165
Freedom from Want
The Business of Hungerp. 175
FDR's Economic Bill of Rightsp. 189
The Haves and the Have-Notsp. 195
The National Healthp. 203
Who Decides Who Gets Freedom from Want?p. 215
Freedom from Fear
The United States Goes to War for Power, Peace, and Profit. Subverts Constitutional Government. And Makes Americans Fearfulp. 225
Can You Sign a Separate Peace?p. 261
Afterword: Lifting the Siege of the Four Freedoms: What Needs to Be Undonep. 273
Last Words: Ahead of History: Marcus Raskin and the Institute for Policy Studiesp. 289
Notesp. 299
Indexp. 337
About the Authorsp. 357
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