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The Resource What changed when everything changed : 9/11 and the making of national identity, Joseph Margulies

What changed when everything changed : 9/11 and the making of national identity, Joseph Margulies

Label
What changed when everything changed : 9/11 and the making of national identity
Title
What changed when everything changed
Title remainder
9/11 and the making of national identity
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Margulies
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this startling analysis of the direction of America's political conversation since the events of September 11, 2001, Joseph Margulies traces the evolution of American identity. He shows that for key elements of the post-9/11 landscape--especially support for counterterror policies like torture and hostility to Islam--American identity is not only darker than it was before September 11, but substantially more repressive than it was immediately after the attacks. Even more surprising, this appetite for repressive policies has developed while the terrorist threat has declined. As the counsel of record in 2004 for the first Supreme Court case regarding detentions at Guantanamo Bay, and later the counsel of record for the first and only Supreme Court cases involving overseas detention of U. S. citizens in the war on terror, Margulies has direct real-life experience with these changes in values. He shows that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 there was a shared determination to preserve national identity. But since then the national narrative has unexpectedly veered off course, becoming far more repressive and alarmist as the threat has abated. Margulies argues persuasively that beneath our common language about shared ideals, American values are surprisingly fluid, and he warns, "National identity is not fixed, it is made."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margulies, Joseph
Dewey number
973.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.M264 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • USA
  • 11 September 2001
  • War on terror
Label
What changed when everything changed : 9/11 and the making of national identity, Joseph Margulies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • "Think the unthinkable"
  • "Can you think of anything more un-American?"
  • "Must we sell our birthright?"
  • The paradox of the Obama era
  • All will be as it ought to be
  • "What the United States of America is all about at our core"
  • "The ceaseless striving to live out our true creed"
  • The dark side of the creed
  • Race and religion in national identity
  • The punitive turn
  • "A fight for our principles"
  • "We need to bring the news to people"
  • "A war for the survival of America"
Control code
ocn813392790
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780300176551
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813392790
Label
What changed when everything changed : 9/11 and the making of national identity, Joseph Margulies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • "Think the unthinkable"
  • "Can you think of anything more un-American?"
  • "Must we sell our birthright?"
  • The paradox of the Obama era
  • All will be as it ought to be
  • "What the United States of America is all about at our core"
  • "The ceaseless striving to live out our true creed"
  • The dark side of the creed
  • Race and religion in national identity
  • The punitive turn
  • "A fight for our principles"
  • "We need to bring the news to people"
  • "A war for the survival of America"
Control code
ocn813392790
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780300176551
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813392790

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