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Journal Opinion of Bradford, Vermont

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NORWICH—On Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., former ABC news correspondent Barrie Dunsmore will discuss civil liberties during wartime in a talk at Norwich Congregational Church.

His talk is entitled "Security Versus Civil Liberties: America's Perpetual Dilemma." It is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

During wars, national security arguments have consistently trumped constitutionally protected civil liberties. When the wars ended, those rights were eventually restored. Dunsmore's talk will consider what happens when the war never ends.

Dunsmore covered foreign affairs for ABC News for 30 years, reporting from Washington and more than 100 countries abroad during the terms of U.S. presidents from Johnson to Clinton.

For more information, call (802)649-1184.

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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014

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