Dissent in Dangerous Times

Austin Sarat, Editor
A powerful and moving study of the relationship between patriotism and dissent in the post-September 11 era

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Dissent in Dangerous Times presents essays by six distinguished scholars, who provide their own unique views on the interplay of loyalty, patriotism, and dissent.

While dissent has played a central role in our national history and in the American cultural imagination, it is usually dangerous to those who practice it, and always unpalatable to its targets. War does not encourage the tolerance of opposition at home any more than it does on the front: if the War on Terror is to be a permanent war, then the consequences for American political freedoms cannot be overestimated.

Dissent in Dangerous Times examines the role of political opposition in our times, the nature of political repression in liberal societies, the political and legal implications of fear, and how past generations responded to similar situations. It is also a reminder of the fragility and enduring power of freedom, and will inspire readers to think about, and beyond, September 11.

Contributors to this volume:

  • Lauren Berlant
  • Wendy Brown
  • David Cole
  • Hugh Gusterson
  • Nancy L. Rosenblum
  • Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College.

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Copyright © 2005, University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

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  • 6 x 9.
  • 200pp.
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  • Hardcover
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-09864-4

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  • $88.00 U.S.

  • Paper
  • 2005
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  • 978-0-472-06864-7

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