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Soldiers' stories and then some -- series brings home both sides of war

July 18, 2007

"America at a Crossroads" is the 11-part documentary series supposedly designed to prove that the Public Broadcasting System isn't a teeming nest of lily-livered, anti-war, Bush-bashing liberals, so please don't cut off our funding...

But perhaps the scariest film of all is "Security Versus Liberty: The Other War" (9 p.m. Friday), which reminds us that the protection of liberty is often at odds with liberty itself. The film looks at the ongoing tug of war between the Bush administration, armed with the Homeland Security Act, and groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, not to mention a group of Connecticut librarians who fought the government's efforts to acquire information on book borrowers through something called a National Security Letter.

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