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How do the limitations placed on freedom after September 11 compare to the surrounding circumstances with those during the Red Scares?

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I think that you can develop a great deal of analysis that might exceed the space allotted here in enotes.  On one hand, the climate of fear and centralization in terms of demanding obedience to authority would be some of the most basic similarities between both the climate that followed after September 11 as well as the settings of the Red Scare.  In both, legislation was passed to secure that the government would have increased abilities to quiet dissent and silence voices in its attempts to develop a greater consolidation of centrality in American government.  The Espionage Act of 1917,...

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