Liberty and Security

Richard Posner and Geoffrey Stone discussed their books with David Hiller. They talked about how the nation responds to war,… read more

Richard Posner and Geoffrey Stone discussed their books with David Hiller. They talked about how the nation responds to war, terrorism, and catastrophe. They discussed whether the nation has a history of over-reacting and discussed the balance between security and civil liberties and the Patriot Act. After the discussion the authors respond to questions from members of the audience.

Richard Posner is the author of Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers and of Catastrophe: Risk And Response, published by Oxford University Press. Geoffrey Stone is the author of Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism, published by W. W. Norton and Company.

After the discussion scenes of the book fair were shown before Judge Posner was interviewed by video remote from Washington, D.C. He discussed his web log on economin public policy. He responded to questions from viewers. Among the topics discussed were war powers and that the tactics to fight terrorism fell between those needed to fight war and crime. A brief video clip was shown from the House Judiciary Committee hearing of June 10, 2005 where Rep. Sensenbrenner gaveled out the hearing while opponents of the Patriot Act attempted to call a point of order. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Liberty and Security

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Jun 12, 2005

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