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The Resource Gag rule : on the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy, Lewis H. Lapham

Gag rule : on the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy, Lewis H. Lapham

Label
Gag rule : on the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy
Title
Gag rule
Title remainder
on the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Lewis H. Lapham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Dissent is democracy. Democracy is in trouble. Never before, Lewis Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties, and by an ever more concentrated and profit-driven media in which the safe and the salable sweep all uncomfortable truths from view." "In the midst of the "war on terror"--Which makes the hunt for Communists in the 1950s look, in its clarity of aim and purpose, like the Normandy landings on D-Day - we face a crisis a democracy as serious as any in our history. The Bush administration makes no secret of its contempt for a cowed and largely silenced electorate, and without bothering to conceal its purpose the government coordinates "not the defense of the American citizenry against a foreign enemy but the protection of the American plutocracy from the American democracy.""
  • "Gag Rule is a call to action in defense of one of our most important liberties, the right to raise our voices in dissent and have those voices heard."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lapham, Lewis H
Dewey number
323.44/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
L33 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of speech
  • Mass media
  • Government, Resistance to
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Democracy
  • United States
Label
Gag rule : on the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy, Lewis H. Lapham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
An audible silence -- Gag rule -- Mute button -- Democracy in irons
Control code
54046609
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9781594200175
Lccn
2004040044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Gag rule : on the suppression of dissent and the stifling of democracy, Lewis H. Lapham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
An audible silence -- Gag rule -- Mute button -- Democracy in irons
Control code
54046609
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9781594200175
Lccn
2004040044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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