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Liberty Is Security: The Lesson Not Drawn From Post-9/11 Government Overreach

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com One vivid image of the historical relationship between government power and individual liberties in America has long been the swing of the pendulum. It catches the nature of the perpetually changing balance between the two. When it comes to terrorism and civil liberties after 9/11, that pendulum swung strongly toward the power side of the equation and it has been slow indeed to swing back.
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