Product Code: 4481
ISBN: 9780807044117
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon
Published Date: 09/15/2002
Pages: 208
Availability:In stock
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Price: $16.00
This collection offers incisive, original investigations of political freedom post-September 11, and reviews threats to sexual and religious liberty, free speech, privacy and the right to be free from unwarranted, unprincipled prosecutions. Kaminer is a lawyer, social critic and columnist at the American Prospect.

A Beacon Press Book


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Contents
Introduction
Authors note

1
Homeland offense, post- 9/11
Patriotic dissent
Safety and freedom
Fear itself
An imperial presidency
Ignorant bliss

2
No place to hide
Someone to watch over me
Public lives

3
Can we talk
Toxic media
Toxic media vs. toxic censorship
Screen saviors
Courting unsafe speech
Virtual offensiveness
Grand old rag
Freedom's edge
The root of all speech
The war on high schools
Don't speak its name
Virtual rape

4
Whose God is it, anyway?
The joy of sects
Faith-based favoritism
Good news?
American gothic
Sectual discrimination
The AG is their shepherd

5
Criminally unjust
Ordinary abuses
Victims vs. suspects
Pictures at an execution
Secrets and lies

6.
Women's rights
Equal rights postponements
Reproductive emergency
Abortion autonomy

7
Women's wrongs
Feminists, puritans, and statists
Feminists, racketeers, and the first amendment
Sexual congress
Sex and sensibility
Reproductive entitlement
Fathers in court

8
Anti-Individualism / left
American heritage
Politics of identity
Gun shy
Guilt of association

9
Homeland offense, pre-9/11
Author's note
Taking liberties
Game prosecutors play
Acknowledgements

Wendy Kaminer is a beacon shining through the smog. She is eloquent, pugnacious, and amusing, and best of all, she is right." -James Gleick, author of Faster

"Wonderful Wendy Kaminer! With wit and style and cold hard facts, she skewers contemporary credulity." -Katha Pollitt, author of Reasonable Creatures

"Kaminer, a wonderfully funny social critic, takes on a host of threats to rational thought." -Molly Ivins, author of Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush

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