The Resource Liberty in the age of terror : a defence of civil liberties and enlightenment values, A.C. Grayling

Liberty in the age of terror : a defence of civil liberties and enlightenment values, A.C. Grayling

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Liberty in the age of terror : a defence of civil liberties and enlightenment values
Title
Liberty in the age of terror
Title remainder
a defence of civil liberties and enlightenment values
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Grayling
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Our societies, says Anthony Grayling, are under attack not only from the threat of terrorism, but also from our governments' attempts to fight that threat by reducing freedom in our own societies - think the 42-day detention controversy, CCTV surveillance, increasing invasion of privacy, ID Cards, not to mention Abu Ghraib, rendition, Guantanamo As Grayling says: 'There should be a special place for political irony in the catalogues of human folly. Starting a war 'to promote freedom and democracy' could in certain though rare circumstances be a justified act; but in the case of the Second Gulf War that began in 2003, which involved reacting to criminals hiding in one country (Al Qaeda in Afghanistan or Pakistan) by invading another country (Iraq), one of the main fronts has, dismayingly, been the home front, where the War on Terror takes the form of a War on Civil Liberties in the spurious name of security
  • To defend 'freedom and democracy', Western governments attack and diminish freedom and democracy in their own country. By this logic, someone will eventually have to invade the US and UK to restore freedom and democracy to them.' In this lucid and timely book Grayling sets out what's at risk, engages with the arguments for and against examining the cases made by Isaiah Berlin and Ronald Dworkin on the one hand, and Roger Scruton and John Gray on the other, and finally proposes a different way to respond that makes defending the civil liberties on which western society is founded the cornerstone for defeating terrorism
Cataloging source
UKM
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Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
323.44
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Liberty
  • Civil society
  • Terrorism
Label
Liberty in the age of terror : a defence of civil liberties and enlightenment values, A.C. Grayling
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 283 p.
Isbn
9781408802427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
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  • (Sirsi) i9781408802427
  • (OCoLC)317254976
Label
Liberty in the age of terror : a defence of civil liberties and enlightenment values, A.C. Grayling
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 283 p.
Isbn
9781408802427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408802427
  • (OCoLC)317254976

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