Thinking Through Internment: 12/7 and 9/11

6 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2008  

Jerry Kang

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

The terrorist attacks on 9-11 have frequently been analogized to Pearl Harbor. In many ways, the analogy is apt. Just as that attack launched us into World War Il, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have launched us into a new kind of war against terrorism. But waging this sort of borderless war poses great risks, not only to the soldiers commanded to fight but also to core American values. In this way, Pearl Harbor raises other disturbing memories, those of the internment. In this essay, Professor Kang draws lessons from the internment of Japanese Americans to the current war on terror.

Keywords: internment, terrorism, civil liberties, 9-11, profiling

Suggested Citation

Kang, Jerry, Thinking Through Internment: 12/7 and 9/11 (2002). Berkley Asian Law Journal, Vol. 9, p.195 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1166557

Jerry Kang (Contact Author)

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