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[ A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State ] By Whitehead, John W ( Author ) [ 2013 ) [ Hardcover ]

The winner of two national book awards, including a Gold Medal in the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards, “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State “paints a chilling portrait of a nation in the final stages of transformation into a police state, complete with surveillance cameras, drug-sniffing dogs, SWAT team raids, roadside strip searches, blood draws at DUI checkpoints, mosquito drones, tasers, privatized prisons, GPS tracking devices, zero tolerance policies, overcriminalization, and free speech zones. Whether you re talking about militarized police response to riots in Ferguson, Missouri, the city-wide lockdown of Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, Edward Snowden s revelations about the NSA s insidious domestic surveillance campaigns, or laws criminalizing everything from growing vegetables in your backyard, “A Government of Wolves” speaks to this strange new world in which police shoot first and ask questions later and Americans are treated like criminals and outlaws. A widely-respected constitutional attorney and author, Whitehead charts America’s transition from a democratic society governed by “we the people” to an environment where the adherence to the law becomes another tool of oppression. Hailed by those on the left and right of the political spectrum and at every point in between, for its masterful chronicling of America s shift away from the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, which historically shielded us from government abuses, “A Government of Wolves “reveals the inner workings of an increasingly pervasive and militaristic surveillance state in which there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from the government s all-knowing, all-seeing eyes. As American historian and nationally syndicated columnist Nat Hentoff notes in his special introduction to”A Government of Wolves” We have been through some troubling times before in our nation s history. What we have now may be more insidious. Indeed, I believe we are i

Author: John W Whitehead

Binding: Hardcover

EAN: 8601401048596

Manufacturer: Select Books (NY)

Number of items: 2

Product group: Book

Studio: Select Books (NY)

Publication Date: 2013-06-25

Publisher: Select Books (NY)

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John W. Whitehead
John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead's concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (www.rutherford.org), as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. Whitehead's aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.