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The Twilight of Democracy: The Bush Plan for America

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In The Twilight of Democracy, Jennifer Van Bergen dissects the signs of something gone terribly wrong. A massive superstructure is being constructed, whose shape can be discerned by the 2000 election, the enactment of the PATRIOT Act, the detentions at Guantanamo, the invasion of Iraq, the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, the promotion of the FTAA, the eradication of environmental protections, and a policy of increasing secrecy.

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Overview

In The Twilight of Democracy, Jennifer Van Bergen dissects the signs of something gone terribly wrong. A massive superstructure is being constructed, whose shape can be discerned by the 2000 election, the enactment of the PATRIOT Act, the detentions at Guantanamo, the invasion of Iraq, the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, the promotion of the FTAA, the eradication of environmental protections, and a policy of increasing secrecy.

Jennifer Van Bergen helped raise the alarm with her six-part series “Repeal the Patriot Act.” She is an adjunct faculty member of the New School for Social Research in NYC since 1993. She lectures on the antiterrorism laws and the Constitution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567512922
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,457,286
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Van Bergen was one of the first voices to raise the alarm against the PATRIOT Act with her six-part series "Repeal the Patriot Act." An adjunct faculty member of the New School for Social Research in NYC since 1993, where she recently taught their first course for undergraduates on the Antiterrorism Laws and the Constitution.

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Table of Contents

Preface Tertium Quid 2
Introduction : crossing the Rubicon : the end of the American era? 5
1 Down the road to fascism 8
2 The law is king 20
3 Our individual rights 30
4 The Constitutional code 43
5 Types of courts & standards of review 52
6 The demise of democracy : fascism in America 66
7 The PATRIOT Act - the mainstay of oppressive power and the homefront 110
8 Ashcroft's way : a closer look at the PATRIOT Act 121
9 The Cheney plan for global dominance 147
10 Global dominance in action : military necessity or war crimes - violating the Geneva and Hague Conventions 153
11 Conclusion 162
Epilogue : detainees and torture 166
App The Bill of Rights 193
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