It Can Happen Here

Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush

Joe Conason

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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For the first time since the Nixon era, Americans have reason to doubt the future of democracy. Today, to an unprecedented degree, big government conspires with big business and big evangelism, while civil liberties are diminished and war is promoted by taxpayer-funded ideologues, raving pundits, and religious zealots. Could we be headed toward an age of authoritarianism?

 

Available for the first time in paperback, this compelling, impassioned, yet rational and fact-based look at the state of the nation by bestselling political journalist Joe Conason shows how and why the Bush administration and the neoconservative right have wrenched America away from its founding principles---and pushed us toward a never-ending series of foreign wars.

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It Can Happen Here
ONETHE "POST-9/11 WORLDVIEW" OF KARL ROVENo nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.--JAMES MADISONMADISON'S WARNING, DELIVERED during the early years of the American Republic in a congressional debate over presidential powers, has been vindicated many times since then. For reasons that the fourth president could not possibly have foreseen, his observation may be even more urgent now. And when he further observed that war empowers the nation's chief executive with "all the means of seducing the minds .

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“A masterfully rational and lucid writer . . . [this is] a serious, focused, and well-reasoned call to awakening.”
--Daily Kos
 
“[Conason] ably catalogs the Bush administration’s attempts to subvert civil liberties.”
--The New York Times Book Review
 
“[Conason] offers pithy insights into each central character in the post–September 11 drama, including Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, and John Yoo . . . [and] a well-written account of an administration bent on establishing authoritarian executive power.”
--The New York Review of Books
 
“Conason eloquently warns of the danger of American authoritarianism.”
--Naomi Wolf, The Guardian
 

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About the Author

Joe Conason

Joe Conason writes weekly columns for Salon.com and The New York Observer. He is the bestselling author of Big Lies, The Raw Deal, and, with Gene Lyons, The Hunting of the President. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The Nation, and many other publications. He also serves as director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.

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It Can Happen Here
Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush
Joe Conason

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312379308
ISBN10: 0312379307
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
February 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429917025
ISBN10: 1429917024
256 pages
$7.99
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