This study, by Anthony Lewis, a former reporter and columnist for the New York Times and Pulitzer prize-winning author, provides an insightful examination of several precedent-breaking actions by the Department of Justice. After September 11, Lewis makes clear, America entered controversial territory with regard to its own system of law enforcement and jurisprudence. His reporting of these events provides a much needed roadmap of the route we have taken, while enriching public understanding of how much is at stake.