How Would a Patriot Act?: Defending American Values from a President Run Amok
Working Assets Publishing, 2006 - 128 ページ
Glenn Greenwald was not a political man -- neither liberal nor conservative. To him, the U.S. was generally on track and would remain forever centrist. But all that has changed.
Over the past five years, a creeping extremism has taken hold of our federal government, which threatens to alter our system of governing ourselves and our national character. This extremism is neither liberal nor conservative, but is driven by the Bush administration's radical theories of executive power. Greenwald writes that we cannot abide these unlimited and unchecked presidential powers if we are to remain a constitutional republic. Because when you answer to no one, you're not a president -- you're a despot.
This is one man's story of being galvanized into action to defend his country, and his concise and penetrating analysis of what is at stake for America when its president has secretly bestowed upon himself the powers of a king.
From 9/11 to the question of nuclear war in Iran, Greenwald shows how Bush's claims of unlimited power play out. In the spirit of the colonists who once mustered the strength to denounce a king, Greenwald asks: how would a patriot act today?
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Review: How Would a Patriot Act?: Defending American Values from a President Run Amokユーザー レビュー - Justin - Goodreads
One of the few non-fiction books that could do with more background. Makes a very limited, but effective argument about the lawlessness of the Bush years from a Constitutional perspective. Doesn't go ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: How Would a Patriot Act?: Defending American Values from a President Run Amokユーザー レビュー - A - Goodreads
This is a VERY informative book about the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) law, why there was a need to create it, and how it's been ignored or circumvented in the aftermath of 9-11 ... レビュー全文を読む