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The Resource Abuse of power : How Cold War surveillance and secrecy policy shaped the response to 9/11, Athan G. Theoharis

Abuse of power : How Cold War surveillance and secrecy policy shaped the response to 9/11, Athan G. Theoharis

Label
Abuse of power : How Cold War surveillance and secrecy policy shaped the response to 9/11
Title
Abuse of power
Title remainder
How Cold War surveillance and secrecy policy shaped the response to 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Athan G. Theoharis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Athan Theoharis, long a respected authority on surveillance and secrecy, established his reputation for meticulous scholarship with his work on the loyalty security program developed under Truman and McCarthy. In Abuse of Power, Theoharis continues his investigation of U.S. government surveillance and historicizes the 9/11 response. Criticizing the U.S. government's secret activities and policies during periods of "unprecedented crisis," he recounts how presidents and FBI officials exploited concerns about foreign-based internal security threats. Drawing on information sequestered until recently in FBI records, Theoharis shows how these secret activities in the World War II and Cold War eras expanded FBI surveillance powers and, in the process, eroded civil liberties without substantially advancing legitimate security interests. Passionately argued, this timely book speaks to the costs and consequences of still-secret post-9/11 surveillance programs and counterintelligence failures. Ultimately, Abuse of Power makes the case that the abusive surveillance policies of the Cold War years were repeated in the government's responses to the September 11 attacks." -- publisher's summary
Cataloging source
DLC
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Theoharis, Athan G
Dewey number
363.325/16
Index
index present
LC call number
TK7882.E2
LC item number
T47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Wiretapping
  • Intelligence service
  • Cold War
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Wiretapping
  • Intelligence service
  • Cold war
  • September 11 terrorist attacks, 2001
  • USA; FBI
Target audience
general
Label
Abuse of power : How Cold War surveillance and secrecy policy shaped the response to 9/11, Athan G. Theoharis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Theoharis has a long history of criticizing government security programs. No scholar has greater authority or a corpus of scholarship that is more highly respected. Abuse of Power is excellent, and it will immediately command attention?even from those who are only peripherally interested in the subject of surveillance and secrecy. What is distinctive and original about this book is that Theoharis so superbly historicizes the 9/11 response. His argument, essentially, is that the policies from the Roosevelt years were not only illegal but also ineffective in terms of preserving security. Thus, it is not surprising that they did not prevent 9/11." ?Richard Immerman, author of Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz -- back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new intelligence paradigm: surveillance and preventive detention -- A history of FBI wiretapping authority -- The politics of wiretapping -- A commitment to secrecy -- The limits of counterintelligence -- The politics of counterintelligence -- Ignoring the lessons of the Cold War
Control code
ocn664666258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9781439906651
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010042416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)664666258
Label
Abuse of power : How Cold War surveillance and secrecy policy shaped the response to 9/11, Athan G. Theoharis
Publication
Note
"Theoharis has a long history of criticizing government security programs. No scholar has greater authority or a corpus of scholarship that is more highly respected. Abuse of Power is excellent, and it will immediately command attention?even from those who are only peripherally interested in the subject of surveillance and secrecy. What is distinctive and original about this book is that Theoharis so superbly historicizes the 9/11 response. His argument, essentially, is that the policies from the Roosevelt years were not only illegal but also ineffective in terms of preserving security. Thus, it is not surprising that they did not prevent 9/11." ?Richard Immerman, author of Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz -- back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new intelligence paradigm: surveillance and preventive detention -- A history of FBI wiretapping authority -- The politics of wiretapping -- A commitment to secrecy -- The limits of counterintelligence -- The politics of counterintelligence -- Ignoring the lessons of the Cold War
Control code
ocn664666258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9781439906651
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010042416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)664666258

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