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Freedom Under Fire

U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of War

Michael Linfield; Ramsey Clark (Introduction)

Pages: 282
ISBN: 0-89608-374-8
Format: paper
Release Date: 1990-01-01

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Description of Freedom Under Fire.

“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