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American Coup - How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution

William M. Arkin

A stunning exploration of the subtle erosion of freedom in an age of concocted fear and de facto military authority. When we think of a military coup, the first image that comes to mind is a general, standing at a podium with a flag behind him, declaring the deposing of elected leaders and the institution of martial law. Think again. In AMERICAN COUP, William Arkin reveals the desk-bound takeover of the highest reaches of government by a coterie of "grey men" of the national security establishment. Operating between the lines of the Constitution this powerful and unelected group fights to save the nation from "terror" and weapons of mass destruction while at the same time modifying and undermining the very essence of the country. Many books are written about secrecy, surveillance, and government law-breaking; none so powerfully expose the truth of everyday life in this state of war.

A stunning exploration of the subtle erosion of freedom in an age of concocted fear and de facto military authority. When we think of a military coup, the first image that comes to mind is a general, standing at a podium with a flag behind him, declaring the deposing of elected leaders and the institution of martial law. Think again. In AMERICAN COUP, William Arkin reveals the desk-bound takeover of the highest reaches of government by a coterie of "grey men" of the national security establishment. Operating between the lines of the Constitution this powerful and unelected group fights to save the nation from "terror" and weapons of mass destruction while at the same time modifying and undermining the very essence of the country. Many books are written about secrecy, surveillance, and government law-breaking; none so powerfully expose the truth of everyday life in this state of war.
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A stunning exploration of the subtle erosion of freedom in an age of concocted fear and de facto military authority. When we think of a military coup, the first image that comes to mind is a general, standing at a podium with a flag behind him, declaring the deposing of elected leaders and the institution of martial law. Think again. In AMERICAN COUP, William Arkin reveals the desk-bound takeover of the highest reaches of government by a coterie of "grey men" of the national security establishment. Operating between the lines of the Constitution this powerful and unelected group fights to save the nation from "terror" and weapons of mass destruction while at the same time modifying and undermining the very essence of the country. Many books are written about secrecy, surveillance, and government law-breaking; none so powerfully expose the truth of everyday life in this state of war.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 34m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

28:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:16