"This book addresses a critically important question: How can governments find the right balance between protecting public safety and preserving civil liberties? Leaders of democracies often resort to emergency powers in the expectation that the changes will be temporary, but the powers are often abused, threatening human rights. Policy makers and the public need to understand these tradeoffs, and Michael Freeman's book is an excellent place to start."-Jessica E. Stern Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
About the Author
Michael Freeman is a scholar of terrorism, international relations, and U.S. foreign policy.