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1 What Have We Learned in the Five Years Since 9/11/01 (Especially when Compared to What Political Scientist Knew Then) 1. Political Culture: a. American Political Culture 1. Liberty 2. Stability 3. Mobilization b. Middle Eastern Political Culture 1. Is the problem the Islamic religion or that the religion and government are the same? 2. The Constitution and Civil Liberties. a. Civil Liberties seem to shrink in times of War. b. Presidential Power in War Time. Congressional Power. c.Do you agree with Pres Bush that he alone has the power to use 1. Electronic surveillance 2. Try accused terrorist before military tribunals 3, Indefinitely hold prisoners d. Ben Franklin: Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither. e. The Role of Religion in Politics 3. Terrorism and Terrorists a. Why are Americans so afraid of a future terror attack? Haven’t the terrorists won if we are so afraid? b. FDR:Is the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself?
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