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Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02238
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.

Discussion - “Citizenship as Foundation of Rights” explores the nature and meaning of American citizenship and the rights flowing from citizenship in the context of current debates around politics, including immigration. The book explains the sources of citizenship rights in the Constitution and focuses on three key citizenship rights - the right to vote, the right to employment, and the right to travel in the US. It explains why those rights are fundamental and how national identification systems and ID requirements to vote, work and travel undermine the fundamental citizen rights. Richard Sobel analyzes how protecting citizens’ rights preserves them for future generations of citizens and aspiring citizens here. No other book offers such a clarification of fundamental citizen rights and explains how ID schemes contradict and undermine the constitutional rights of American citizenship.

Gazette Classification: Poetry/Prose
Speaker(s): Harvard Faculty Event, Richard Sobel
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact Info: Karen Porter, Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 19:00