Free Read [Christian Book] Õ Silence and Freedom - by Louis Michael Seidman á

By Louis Michael Seidman | Comments: ( 455 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

You have the right to remain silent These words, drawn from the Supreme Court s famous decision in Miranda v Arizona, have had a tremendous impact on the public imagination But what a strange right this is Of all the activities that are especially worthy of protection, that define us as human beings, foster human potential, and symbolize human ambition, why privilege You have the right to remain silent These words, drawn from the Supreme Court s famous decision in Miranda v Arizona, have had a tremendous impact on the public imagination But what a strange right this is Of all the activities that are especially worthy of protection, that define us as human beings, foster human potential, and symbolize human ambition, why privilege silence This thoughtful and iconoclastic book argues that silence can be an expression of freedom A defiant silence demonstrates determination, courage, and will Martyrs from a variety of faith traditions have given up their lives rather than renounce their god During the Vietnam era, thousands of anonymous draft resisters refused to take the military oath that was a prelude to participating in what they believed was an immoral war These silences speak to us They are a manifestation of connection, commitment, and meaning.This link between silence and freedom is apparent in a variety of different contexts, which Seidman examines individually, including silence and apology, silence and self incrimination, silence and interrogation, silence and torture, and silence and death In discussing the problem of apology, for example, the author argues that although apology plays a crucial role in maintaining the illusion of human connection, the right to not apologize is equally crucial Similarly, prohibition against torture so prominent in national debate since the events of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib is best understood as a right to silence, essential in preserving the distinction between mind and body on which human freedom depends.


  • Title: Silence and Freedom
  • Author: Louis Michael Seidman
  • ISBN: 9780804756204
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Louis Michael Seidman

Louis Michael Seidman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University Law Center After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1971, Professor Seidman served as a law clerk for J Skelly Wright of the D.C Circuit and U.S Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall He then was a staff attorney with the D.C Public Defender Service until joining the Law Center faculty in 1976 He teaches a variety of courses in the fields of constitutional and criminal law He is co author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of many articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law His most recent books are Silence and Freedom Stanford 2007 , Our Unsettled Constitution A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review Yale 2001 and Equal Protection of the Laws Foundation 2002.



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