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
—John Nichols, in The Nation's "The Online Beat" blog
"In the true spirit of Thomas Paine, Wolf takes her slender pamphlet/book to the streets of America. Our job is to read it, write about it and Revere it. Ride through the towns across the land yelling: 'The fascists are coming. The fascists are coming.' That is, if it isn't too late."
"You will be shocked and disturbed by this book. Most Americans reject outright any comparison of post 9/11 America with the fascism and totalitarianism of a Nazi Germany or a Pinochet's Chile. Sadly, the parallels and similarities, what Wolf calls the 'echoes' between those societies and the America of today are all too compelling. Wolf explores the underlying 'ten steps' that allow dictatorships to emerge and crush dissent and democracy. She fears, as do I, that we are well on our way to repeating history. By the end of this 'Letter to a Patriot' you will be driven to action; it's late but as Naomi Wolf admonishes us, we can and must act to save our democracy."
—Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-author of GuantÃ¡namo: What the World Should Know
"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
"The framers of our Constitution fully understood that it can happen here. Patriots like Madison, Paine, and Franklin would certainly applaud Naomi Wolf and recognize her as a sister in their struggle."
—Mark Crispin Miller, author of Fooled Again
"Naomi Wolf sounds the alarm for all American patriots. We must come together as a nation and recommit ourselves to the fundamental American idea that no president, whether Democrat or Republican, will ever be given unchecked power."
—Wes Boyd, cofounder of MoveOn.org
"One of the most important books that's been written, certainly in the last decade or two, and perhaps in my lifetime."
—Thom Hartmann, best-selling author and host of The Thom Hartmann Radio Program