The terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, the implentation of the USA PATRIOT ACT, and the government's indefinite detention of "enemy combatants" have all sparked renewed interest in the balance between security and liberty in times of crisis. Recently, legal scholars have debated topics ranging from the constitutionality and wisdom of the government's responses to terror to the appropriate roles for institutional actors and the public in national security decisions. While these debates have contributed enormously to the public discussion that is the foundation of a democratic society, they have not completely captured the complexities of governmental responses to crisis. Thus far, the debate has focused primarily on legal doctrine and theory but such tools can only take us so far.

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