The Tyranny of Good Intentions

How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice

By Paul Craig Roberts; Lawrence M. Stratton, JR.
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307396068, 264pp.)

Publication Date: March 25, 2008

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In this updated and expanded edition of The Tyranny of Good Intentions, Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton renew their valiant campaign to reclaim that which is rightly ours–liberty protected by the rule of law. They show how crusading legislators and unfair prosecutors are remaking American law into a weapon wielded by the government and how the erosion of the legal principles we hold dear–such as habeas corpus and the prohibition against self-incrimination–is destroying the presumption of innocence. A new introduction and new chapters cover recent marquee cases and make this provocative book essential reading for anyone who cringes at the thought of unbridled state power and sees our civil liberties slowly slipping away in the name of the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, and the War on Terror.




About the Author
was Asst Sect, US Treasury in the Reagan administration, associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week, the Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has testified before Congress on 30 occasions. He was awarded the US Treasury's Meritorious Service Award as well as the French Legion of Honor by the Mitterrand government. Roberts has held academic appointments in six universities, including Stanford and the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown.

Stratton is Robert Krieble Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy and a member of the bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has also served as a professor of Law at Georgetown University.
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