Saturday, July 24, 2010

American Empire: Before the Fall

Daniel McCarthy reviews the book by former Reagan administration associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein, saying it "is not for the faint of heart" and "[o]nly the most well informed constitutionalist will fail to be surprised" — Anatomy of Empire.

"In a little over 200 pages, Fein documents America's slide from the rule of law into arbitrary power and the reduction of her citizens to comfortable serfs," Mr. McCarthy writes. "The force that has brought about these changes is ceaseless war, which demands the sacrifice of real liberty for a spurious security."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would this book be recommendable for a college-level intro to American Gov't course?

5:30 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I haven't read the book, but from the review, it sounds like what college students need to learn.

11:29 AM  

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