Liberty and Security in America
Every war has led to restrictions on U.S. liberty. President Lincoln suspended habeas corpus during the Civil War; President Wilson prosecuted critics of his administration during World War I; President Roosevelt interned Japanese-Americans during World War II. Melvin Goodman examines current security policies, including the Patriot Act enacted in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq War in the context of the historical tension between liberty and security during wartime. Adult audiences.
Melvin A. Goodman is senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. He is a former senior analyst at the CIA and former professor of international security at the National War College. He has written six books on national security. Dr. Goodman earned his doctorate in Russian Studies and U.S. Diplomatic History from Indiana University. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins.