Our nation unhinged: the human consequences of the War on Terror

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University of California Press,
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c2009.
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Jose Padilla short-shackled and wearing blackened goggles and earmuffs to block out all light and sound on his way to the dentist. Fifteen-year-old Omar Khadr crying out to an American soldier, "Kill me!" Hunger strikers at Guantánamo being restrained and force-fed through tubes up their nostrils. John Walker Lindh lying naked and blindfolded in a metal container, bound by his hands and feet, in the freezing Afghan winter night. This is the story of the Bush administration's response to the attacks of September 11, 2001—and of how we have been led down a path of executive abuses, human tragedies, abandonment of the Constitution, and the erosion of due process and liberty. In this vitally important book, Peter Jan Honigsberg chronicles the black hole of the American judicial system from 2001 to the present, providing an incisive analysis of exactly what we have lost over the past seven years and where we are now headed.
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subject_facet Combatants and noncombatants (International law), Detention of persons -- United States, Human rights -- Government policy -- United States, Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Cases, Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
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title_full Our nation unhinged : the human consequences of the War on Terror / Peter Jan Honigsberg ; foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky
title_short Our nation unhinged :
title_sub the human consequences of the War on Terror