Law and Order

Rosen, Jeffrey
September 2001
New Republic;9/24/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 13, p17
Discusses the terrorist attack on the United States, and the idea that freedom had allowed the terrorist's access to the U.S. in order to attack. Increase in the surveillance and more stringent searches for travelers; View that the U.S. should focus its energies on retaliating against the guilty rather than transforming life for the innocent; Struggle of Western democracies to respond to threats from suicidal terrorists in urban centers; Use of the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 to clamp down on suspected domestic radicals, by politician A. Mitchell Palmer in the 1920's.


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