Alan Dershowitz

How to protect civil liberties

Five years after the 11 September attacks, Alan M. Dershowitz says we need a new intellectual paradigm to deal with the terrorist threat, and a range of modern security measures. If we fail, the risk is a clamour for true authoritarianism

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