From its largest cities to deep within its heartland, from its heavily trafficked airways to its meandering country byways, America has become a nation racked by anxiety about terrorism and national security. In response to the fears prompted by the tragedy of September 11th, the country has changed in countless ways. Airline security has tightened, mail service is closely examined, and restrictions on civil liberties are more readily imposed by the government and accepted by a wary public. The altered American landscape, however, includes more than security measures and ID cards. The country?
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-218) and index
Talking about terror -- Seeking a safer society -- Scapegoating and social insecurity -- Crusading against terror -- Hate crimes as backlash violence -- Profiling and detention in post-9/11 America -- State crimes in the war on terror -- Claiming effectiveness -- Assaulting civil liberties -- Culture of denial
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