Civil Liberties

Pages: 186
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

Civil Liberties

A Beginner's Guide

Tom Head

Infringements of people's civil liberties, such as racial profiling by the police, take place on a daily basis. This work covers key issues as how every ethnic group on Earth has been victimized by racist laws, how laws banning hate speech can become dangerous, and how you can make a difference.

The Book

Six types of execution are practiced in the industrialized world, torture is openly sanctioned by America, and infringements of people's civil liberties occur daily. Yet in 2005 only 61% of the British voting public chose to stand up for their rights.

Explaining what civil liberties are and why they're worth defending, Tom Head shows how you can make a difference.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 186
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations


About the Author

Author and activist Tom Head serves as civil liberties guide for, a division of the New York Times Company.