Free speech in fearful times

Free speech in fearful times

James Lorimer & Company | April 30, 2007 | 343 pages

How post-9/11 anti-terror laws have limited free speech in Canada and abroad Following the events of 9/11, rashly conceived anti-terror laws were introduced that put civil liberties at risk, and eliminated long-standing legal protections in Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. The current situation is put into perspective by illustrating the fates of notable intellectuals and scholars during similar periods, such as the firing of Bertrand Russell from Cambridge during the First World War, and the mistreatment of leading American and Canadian academics during the Cold War years. Internationally recognized experts analyze the impacts of anti-terror laws and offer solutions to protect freedom of expression, academic freedom, and civil liberties. Free Speech in Fearful Times offers a unique perspective on how the laws created to "protect" us can actually harm us.

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ISBN: 9781550289862

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