Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11

Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11

By: Athan G. Theoharis (author)Hardback

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An argument that domestic surveillance erodes civil liberties and fails to protect the country

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About Author

Athan Theoharis is Emeritus Professor of History at Marquette University and author of twenty books, including The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition and Chasing Spies: How the FBI Failed in Counterintelligence But Promoted the Politics of McCarthyism.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. A New Intelligence Paradigm: Surveillance and Preventive Detention 2. A History of FBI Wiretapping Authority 3. The Politics of Wiretapping 4. A Commitment to Secrecy 5. The Limits of Counterintelligence 6. The Politics of Counterintelligence 7. Ignoring the Lessons of the Cold War Notes Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781439906644
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781439906644
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1439906645

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