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Not A Suicide Pact - Lorilea Zabadal October 1 2007 MC 201 Professor Kleinerman Not A Suicide Pact Reading Brief This book is so overwhelmingly

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Lorilea Zabadal October 1, 2007 MC 201 - Professor Kleinerman Not A Suicide Pact Reading Brief This book is so overwhelmingly filled with information that I’m not sure that a single reading brief can do it justice. There are several points that I feel are important and I will try to relate them to each other. First of all, on page 9, Posner states: “In time of danger, the weight of concerns for public safety increases relative to that of liberty concerns, and civil liberties are narrowed. In safer times, the balance shifts the other way and civil liberties are broadened.” This ties in with his statement in the second chapter that “It would be a mistake to think that a particular measure should be rejected because we do not know whether another terrorist attack on the United States will occur unless that measure is taken…Most safety measures are aimed at reducing risks rather than eliminating certainties…one cannot know whether interrogating a particular terrorist will ward off an attack does not make interrogating terrorists valueless” (34). I
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Not A Suicide Pact - Lorilea Zabadal October 1 2007 MC 201 Professor Kleinerman Not A Suicide Pact Reading Brief This book is so overwhelmingly

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