"THE ERA OF ROGUE JUSTICE AFTER 9/11" THE NATION

Karen Greenberg discusses the potential threats that the War on Terror poses to our civil liberties and ability to uphold our moral values. “Neither civil liberties nor the rule of law was consumed. Instead, what lie in the ashes are the most egregious violations of them: torture, mass surveillance, indefinite detention, extrajudicial trials, and indiscriminate drone killings, all of which, after bruising battles, have been reined in, if not abolished…This might not have been the case had the handful of officials who first objected to these policies at the end of George W. Bush’s first presidential term not worked hard, quietly and without fanfare, to change them.” 

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