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0316251242 03 02 0316251240 03 9780316251242 15 9780316251242 14 09780316251242 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>American Coup</b203> <b029>How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution</b029> 15 9780316251242 A01 William M. Arkin Arkin, William M. William M. Arkin 01 eng 368 00 1 8pp b/w insert POL030000 10 POL012000 10 POL022000 10 POL037000 10 HIS027110 01 01 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.]]

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
National security -- United States.
Constitutional law -- United States.
War and emergency powers -- United States.
Security sector -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Constitutional law.
National security.
Political science.
Security sector.
War and emergency powers.