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In her groundbreaking new book, Silencing Political Dissent, constitutional expert Nancy Chang examines how the Bush administration's fight against terrorism is resulting in a disturbing erosion of First Amendment rights and increase of executive power.
Chang's compelling analysis begins with a historical review of political repression and intolerance of dissent in America.
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 9th 2002 by Seven Stories Press
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Garrett.k
Feb 05, 2008 rated it liked it
This book is a little dated, even though it was just published 5 years ago it. This book breaks down the Patriot Act and other post 9/11 power grabs by the Executive Branch. It is well cited and serves as a great starting point for looking into the scope of the US gov't's investigative and disruptive powers.
Orion
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Good info on the different parts of the Patriot Act, that help take away the rights of the average citizen, in the name of National Security. Gives a good refresher of the beginnings of the US. Downfall, BORING! Makes good restroom reading. Read a few pages until down.
Drew
Aug 07, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anybody
good overview of the implications of the laws added altered and basically pee'd on by the partriot act. examples of how they are being used to keep the alternative voice out of the mainstream discussion.
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boring, dated, methodologically flawed, "liberal" in the uncritical sense
Joe
Sep 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
I wonder why this doesn't get more attention but maybe if I reread this I'll remember why.
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