By Naomi Wolf
In a beautiful indictment of the Bush management and Congress, best-selling writer Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative learn and documentation Wolf explains how occasions of the final six years parallel steps taken within the early years of the twentieth century’s worst dictatorships similar to Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
The ebook cuts throughout political events and ideologies and speaks on to these between us who're serious about the ever-tightening noose being put round our liberties.
during this well timed name to fingers, Naomi Wolf compels us to stand the way in which our unfastened the USA is lower than attack. She warns us–with the straight-to-fellow-citizens urgency of 1 of Thomas Paine’s progressive pamphlets–that we've little time to lose if our youngsters are to stay in genuine freedom.
“Recent heritage has profound classes for us within the U.S. this present day approximately how fascist, totalitarian, and different repressive leaders grab and hold energy, specifically in what have been as soon as democracies. the bottom line is that those leaders all are likely to take very comparable, parallel steps. The Founders of this state have been so deeply conversant in tyranny and the behavior and practices of tyrants that they organize our exams and balances accurately out of worry of what's unfolding at the present time. we're seeing those related different types of strategies now final down freedoms in the USA, turning our country into whatever that during the close to destiny might be rather except the open society within which we grew up and realized to like liberty,” states Wolf.
Wolf is taking her message on to the yankee humans within the such a lot available shape and as a part of a wide nationwide crusade to arrive out to boring americans in regards to the risks we are facing at the present time. This encompasses a lecture and talking journey, and being a part of the nascent American Freedom crusade, a grassroots attempt to make sure that presidential applicants pledge to uphold the structure and shield our liberties from additional erosion.
the top of the US will surprise, enrage, and motivate–spurring us to behave, because the Founders might have counted on us to do in a time corresponding to this, as rebels and patriots–to store our liberty and safeguard our nation.
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In Chile, Pinochet's agents joined groups of prodemocracy students. 3 The Chinese Politburo sends state agents to infiltrate forbidden pro-democracy and banned religious groups. Infiltration is not just an intelligence tool; like surveillance, it is also a psychological pressure point. When the state infiltrates citizen groups, people feel vulnerable about acting in accord with one another and so are less likely to risk the assertive collective behavior that democracy requires. In dictatorships, infiltrators are joined by agents provocateurs at marches and rallies.
C. On board was Usef Islam, once known as the singer Cat Stevens. " 2 Most Americans associate Cat Stevens not with bomb-building in al-Qaeda training camps, but with slow-dancing to "Wild World" in suburban rec rooms. " Jan Adams and Rebecca Gordon, American peace activists, tried to check in at the San Francisco airport for a trip to Boston in August 2002. Airport personnel who said that these middle-aged women were on the "master list" called the police and notified the FBI. At least twenty other peace activists are confirmed to be on the list: A 74-year-old Catholic nun who works for peace was detained in Milwaukee; Nancy Oden, a leader of the Green Party, was prevented from flying from Maine to Chicago.
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