This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of Democracy
Dave Lindorff Introduction by Alexander Cockburn
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A raucus, biting, no-holds-barred look at the post-9/11 madness. Investigative reporter and political columnist Dave Lindorff exposes the mendacity, the venality, the cruelty and the sheer looniness of the Bush Presidency, the Iraq War, the so-called "War on Terror," and the assault on the American Constitution. Read about how the Bush team lifted a page from the Hitler/Goebbels playbook before the smoke had even cleared from Ground Zero, how Attorney General John Ashcroft and Fox TV tried to recreate in America the East German Stasi's nation of citizen spies, why a draft is in the cards whoever wins the November '04 election, how the "Justice" Department used a federal court to bury a case that would have exposed the Bush/Rumsfeld policy of torturing POWs as early as 2002, how US weapons have turned Iraq into a nuclear waste dump and how the government and the media have been stage-managing a fake Social Security "crisis." No one gets a free pass in this book, which exposes Democrat John Kerry as a currier of China favors and a war weasel.
How many of us look at the paper in the morning and say, "This can't be happening"? An iconic edifice is destroyed, swarthy aliens are blamed and a nation's leader puts a frightened public on a war footing. Bush--or Hitler? In this biting collection of articles, Dave Lindorff suggests some of the uncomfortable parallels between the '30s and today.
"Indeed it can be happening, and it is. That's why Dave Lindorff is such a treasure. Who else would have exposed Attorney General John Ashcroft's plan for linking Operation TIPS to Fox-TV's, "America's Most Wanted" and cut that link? Lindorff battles down the lies like a tennis champ. -John Hess, author of My Times: A Memoir of Dissent
"Guys like Lindorff can cloak their madness in political rhetoric, but that doesn't change what it is-madness." --James Taranto, Wall Street Journal
"A full-bore attack on Bush-as-warmonger. ... It's Lindorff and writers like him who have saved the honor of American journalism when the mainstream pundits had their heads buried deep in the sand." --Alexander Cockburn
AUTHOR BIO Award-winning investigative journalist Dave Lindorff is a columnist for Counterpunch, and author of Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Penalty Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Alexander Cockburn is a columnist for the Nation.