Originally published in 2003 and now reissued with a new introduction, this collection provides an invaluable, academic resource on the challenges bioterrorism posed for American society and institutions. Critically selected essays from a wide range of disciplines document and analyze the problems and implications for political, economic, and legal institutions, as well as the challenges a weapon of disease and fear can impose on public health and public policy. By placing bioterrorism into its historical context, this collection also traces the academic research and historical decisions that have contributed to the formation of American policies attempting to cope with a potentially catastrophic attack on the population in general and urban population in particular.
Table of Contents
New Introduction 2020. Volume Introduction Part A: Responding to Bioterrorism Attacks A.1: Public Health and Medical Preparedness Emerging Illness and Bioterrorism: Implication for Public Health Tara O’Toole Public-Health Preparedness for Biological Terrorism in the U.S.A. Ali S. Khan, Stephen Morse and Scott Lillibridge A.2: Federal Agencies and the CDC Bioterrorism Alleging Use of Anthrax and Interim Guidelines for Management – United States, 1998 Center for Disease Control and Prevention Smallpox Vaccination Policy – The Need for Dialogue Anthony Fauci The Case for Voluntary Smallpox Vaccination William J. Bicknell Bioterrorism Act: The Wrong Response Wendy Mariner Bioterrorism: Interview with Anthony Lake, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University Bioterrorism: Interview with Peter Lejeune: Senior Associate, Security Management International, Inc. A.3: State and Municipal Responses Lessons from the West Nile Viral Encephalitis Outbreak in New York City, 1999: Implications for Bioterrorism Preparedness Annie Fine and Marcelle Layton Anthrax Threats: A Report of Two Incidents from Salt Lake City Eric R. Swanson and David E. Fosnocht Bioterrorism and the People: How to Vaccinate a City against Panic Thomas A. Glass and Monica Schoch-Spana The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act as of October 23, 2001 Bioterrorism, Public Health, and Civil Liberties George J. Annas Wake of September 11th Attacks: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice Madeline Lyles Darden Part B: Courts, Constitutional Guarantees, and the Accused Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Nativism, Terrorism, and Human Rights – The Global Wrongs of Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol The Chemical Weapons Convention: Political and Constitutional Issues Ronald D. Rotunda Symbolism Under Siege: Japanese American Redress and the ‘Racing’ of Arab Americans as ‘Terrorists’ Natsu Taylor Saito Jihad and the Constitution: The First Amendment Implications of Combating Religiously Motivated Terrorism Joseph Grinstein Unequal Justice: Arabs in America and the United States Antiterrorism Legislation Michael J. Whidden Part C: Civic and Community Responses Color Lines: National Security Concerns Must Not Trample Our Constitutional Rights Elaine R. Jones Bioterrorism and Health Care Disparities, Briefing Paper, March 8, 2002 United States Commission on Civil Rights The Slippery Slope of Racial Profiling: From War on Drugs to the War on Terrorism Nicole Davis America Under Attack: A Response from the AME Church T. Larry Kirkland Hard Hit: New York Groups Fight Cutbacks to Their Communities Hannah Adely Live Now, Deliver Later Rodney Jay C. Salinas Part D: Critical Perspectives on Bioterrorism and the Future Postmodern Terrorism Walter Laqueur Mitigation of Bioterrorist Threats in the 21st Century Linda Logan-Henfrey Could September 11 Have Been Averted? Gabriel Schoenfeld Rethinking Bioterrorism Raymond A. Zilinskas September 11: Global Solidarity Zygmunt Bauman Bioterrorism: Interview with Joshua Lederberg, Professor Emeritus, Rockefeller University Acknowledgments.