ISBN: 9781933392790 Year Added to Catalog: 2007 Book Format: Paperback Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 Number of Pages: 192 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 1933392797 Release Date: September 15, 2007 Web Product ID: 73
"Naomi Wolf's End of America is a vivid, urgent, mandatory wake up call that addresses momentous issues of tyranny, democracy, survival: Who are we now? How did it come to this? Government by decree, torture by decree, secret prisons, disappeared prisoners. Others before us have lived in a rule-by-one, no checks and balances, security-imprisonment state that ended habeas corpus, due process of law, the right to know and access to information. But this is America! What about voting rights? Will there ever again be a paper trail? Can democracy be restored? For enlightenment and hope, we would all do well to carry about and give to all our allies Naomi Wolfs profound and urgent essay. It is the book we need to carry with us as we regroup and rally for the return of justice and political sanity."
—Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of the three-volume Eleanor Roosevelt and distinguished professor at John Jay College
2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal Winner, Freedom Fighter
Nautilus Book Award: Silver Winner in Social Change/Activism
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
The book cuts across political parties and ideologies and speaks directly to those among us who are concerned about the ever-tightening noose being placed around our liberties.
In this timely call to arms, Naomi Wolf compels us to face the way our free America is under assault. She warns us–with the straight-to-fellow-citizens urgency of one of Thomas Paine’s revolutionary pamphlets–that we have little time to lose if our children are to live in real freedom.
“Recent history has profound lessons for us in the U.S. today about how fascist, totalitarian, and other repressive leaders seize and maintain power, especially in what were once democracies. The secret is that these leaders all tend to take very similar, parallel steps. The Founders of this nation were so deeply familiar with tyranny and the habits and practices of tyrants that they set up our checks and balances precisely out of fear of what is unfolding today. We are seeing these same kinds of tactics now closing down freedoms in America, turning our nation into something that in the near future could be quite other than the open society in which we grew up and learned to love liberty,” states Wolf.
Wolf is taking her message directly to the American people in the most accessible form and as part of a large national campaign to reach out to ordinary Americans about the dangers we face today. This includes a lecture and speaking tour, and being part of the nascent American Freedom Campaign, a grassroots effort to ensure that presidential candidates pledge to uphold the constitution and protect our liberties from further erosion.
The End of America will shock, enrage, and motivate–spurring us to act, as the Founders would have counted on us to do in a time such as this, as rebels and patriots–to save our liberty and defend our nation.
About the Author
Naomi Wolf was born in San Francisco in 1962. She was an undergraduate at Yale University and did her graduate work at New College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
Her essays have appeared in various publications including: The New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Ms., Esquire, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She also speaks widely to groups across the country.
The Beauty Myth, her first book, was an international bestseller. She followed that with Fire With Fire: The New Female Power and How It Will Change The 21st Century, published by Random House in ...