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The Resource It can happen here : authoritarian peril in the age of Bush, Joe Conason

It can happen here : authoritarian peril in the age of Bush, Joe Conason

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It can happen here : authoritarian peril in the age of Bush
Title
It can happen here
Title remainder
authoritarian peril in the age of Bush
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Joe Conason
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Subject
Language
eng
Review
Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel It Can't Happen Here envisaged a right-wing populist president, advised by a cunning political strategist and backed by a cynical alliance of religious fundamentalists and corporations, who uses security threats to consolidate dictatorial powers, destroy civil liberties and establish folksy fascism. This is a virtual blueprint for the current Bush administration, a "corrupt and authoritarian ruling clique" that accords the president "the prerogatives of a king," argues political columnist Conason (Big Lies ) in this lively, if overwrought, j'accuse . He surveys a long list of what he sees as Bush administration affronts to freedom and democracy: military tribunals, torture, warrantless wiretapping, politically motivated terrorism alerts, a war based on fraudulent pretexts, the Abramoff scandals, the handover of policy making to business interests and Christian zealots, tight secrecy coupled with a dissemination of propaganda through the right-wing media and a lawless contempt for constitutional constraints on the presidency. His indictment often hits home, but it's broad and indiscriminate, treating biased journalism, religion-tinged politics and lobbying scandals as signs of creeping fascism rather than age-old commonplaces of democracy. Conason delivers his usual cogent, hard-hitting critique of Republican misdeeds, but his insinuations of authoritarianism, coming just as the Republicans have been voted out of power in Congress, seem badly timed. (Mar. 1) --Staff (Reviewed January 1, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 1, p41)
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Conason, Joe
Dewey number
973.93
Index
index present
LC call number
E902
LC item number
.C658 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bush, George W.
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Conservatism
  • Big business
  • Right-wing extremists
  • United States
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authoritarian peril in the age of Bush
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It can happen here : authoritarian peril in the age of Bush, Joe Conason
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-227) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
622018
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780312356057
Lccn
2006035643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780312356057
  • (OCoLC)76140399
Label
It can happen here : authoritarian peril in the age of Bush, Joe Conason
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
622018
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780312356057
Lccn
2006035643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312356057
  • (OCoLC)76140399

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