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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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.