in Concentration Camps on the Home Front

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226354767
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226354774 | DOI:

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This epilogue argues that the comparison between the unconstitutional incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent sixty-five years ago and the unconstitutional incarceration of so many Americans of Middle Eastern descent today has become so common place that it is now asserted on the most mainstream of U.S. television programs. Still, some American officials insist such totalitarian measures are justified, necessary, a moral duty. Any person, any group, any nation that dwells in moral superiority has the potential to take us all to the ultimate precipice.

Keywords: incarceration; Japanese Americans; totalitarianism; moral superiority

Chapter.  1910 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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