Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil James Bovard is available to download
|Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil|
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||2003 |
|Publisher: ||Palgrave Macmillan |
|Page Count: ||448 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||1403963681 |
|ISBN-13: ||9781403963680 |
From Publishers Weekly
Journalist Bovard, who has written for the Wall Street Journal and the American Spectator, among others, looks at the post-September 11 policies and actions of the government and finds them sorely lacking.Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling ...
Textbook (He also has a lot to say about how the government let the terrorist attacks happen in the first place.) Instead of fighting the terrorist menace, he argues, the Bush administration's cosmetic gestures reward incompetence and establish dangerous legal precedents. While dealing with civil rights issues (the Patriot Act "treats every citizen like a suspected terrorist"), the book casts a wider net, including the intertwining of the wars on drugs and terrorism and the continued bungling of flight security (additional guards at airports "did little more than take up space and consume oxygen"). Meticulously documented from contemporary news accounts, this rant against Bush's "aura of righteousness" may well leave readers as angry as its author. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Terrorism and Tyranny is a scathing account of the war on terrorism...Bovard is a bipartisan scourge...His lively fury at government incompetence keeps the pages turning quickly...Most riveting." -- Edmund Carlevale, The Boston Globe"[Bovard] has synthesized and organized a vast amount of information, yet he presents it in an acessible, reader-friendly way.... A timely, troubling book, exhaustively and impeccably researched and documented.... an important, indeed essential, guide to the complex issues with which we must now grapple." -- Martin Sieff, The Washington Times"No one is spared in Bovard's merciless review of our spectacularly unsuccessful war on terrorism."--Justin Raimondo, The American Conservative"Invaluable....the best one-stop source I've seen for what various officials actually said at various times, suffused with intelligent analysis." --Alan Bock, Orange County Register"...a concise and accurate chronicle of what happened and what could happen to our freedom as a result of excessive federal government power."-Jim Grichar, LewRockwell.com"If you want to know what is really going on in President Bush's War on Terror, read Terrorism and Tyranny."-Charley Reese online "Meticulously documented from contemporary news accounts, this rant against Bush's 'aura of righteousness' may well leave readers as angry as its author."--Publishers Weekly"Bovard's take is ... a far more detailed and wide-ranging assault on the Patriot Act and the Bush administration, dense with example after example of governmental oppression, folly, and ineptitude in the wake of 9/11. Bovard is a superb reporter.... He has apparently read just about everything published, in both the traditional and alternative media, about the egregious conduct of government officials, investigators, airport screeners, and bureaucrats everywhere in the last two years . His parade of horribles is sourced with exceptional attention to detail [in 67 pages of fine-print footnotes]... Bovard offers far more than an infuriating record of government misconduct. His is a libertarian critique of any government's-including ours-inherent tendency to aggrandize and abuse its power." -- Michael Stern, The American Lawyer -- Review"Meticulously documented--this rant against Bush's 'aura of righteousness' may wwell leave readers as angry as its author." -- Publishers Weekly, Aug 25 2003 "Meticulously documented.this rant against Bush's 'aura of righteousness' may weell leave readers as angry as its author." -- ,Publishers Weekly,08/25/2003