New Stuff Tuesday – March 4

You Have No Rights

You Have No Rights:
Stories of America in an Age of Repression
by Matthew Rothschild
KF4749 .R68 2007
New Book Island, 2nd floor

Martha has a sign on her door that reads, ‘The FBI has not been here.’ She says that if it disappears, then agents have paid her a visit. Although made in jest, today’s featured book highlights over 80 breaches of civil liberties.

How would you respond to a visit from law enforcement because of possible left-leaning connections? One man responded, “I’m very liberal and sometimes my friends say I’m giving them some kind of paranoid, nutty stuff, and I agree, but then the FBI shows up,” after being reported for reading a leftist article in line for coffee. Rothschild, editor of The Progressive and Madison resident, has compiled stories from regular people that have experienced their rights being violated – all in the name of national security. These personal accounts put a face on the effects of the increased powers in the anti-terrorism age and require the reader to think, “How far is too far?”

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I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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