The End of America details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It’s not a “lefty” tome, rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning democracies from modern history that are being repeated in our country today. It gives any reader (or viewer of the lecture) a much-needed history lesson and constitutional refresher. Most importantly, it puts the recent gradual loss of civil liberties in the U.S. in a historical context. The average American might not be alarmed at AT&T selling our private information to the Bush administration, but when this action is seen as part of a larger series of erosions and events, a pattern emerges with unfortunate consequences that become disturbingly clear. Academy Award–nominated documentarians Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (The Trials of Darryl Hunt, The Devil Came on Horseback) have filmed an Inconvenient Truth-style, multi-camera version of Naomi’s incredible lecture with an interactive audience. Interstitial break-away segments, featuring both talking-head and “fly on the wall” interviews with ex-presidents, political leaders, military generals, intelligence community top brass (who are willing to talk on camera about the uselessness of “intelligence” gained through torture), and innocent victims of our gradually eroded civil liberties, will anchor viewers emotionally to both the historical echoes and present-day consequences of the erosion of our Constitution.The movie is set for release in January of ’09. It’s a shame that this won’t be out before the election. But, given the election fraud that’s already taking place in contested states and voting blocs across the nation, I’m willing to bet that the country will still be discussing the end of American democracy in January. Here’s the trailer: Visit the movie’s web site or pre-order the DVD at http://www.endofamericamovie.com.