The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

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Chelsea Green Publishing, Sep 5, 2007 - Political Science - 176 pages
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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.

  

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Fantastic and timely premise. - Goodreads
Crazy researched and makes me feel slightly paranoid... - Goodreads
Ms. Wolf is bright and a great writer. - Overstock.com
Quick and easy to read too. - Goodreads
Well researched, well put together, and very important. - Goodreads
Naomi Wolf really does her research. - Goodreads

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I strongly agree with some of her views on how the government is becoming to big and overbearing, which is what the founding fathers warned us about. She has a great introduction and I was drawn in to ... Read full review

Review: The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

User Review  - Michael Jenkins - Goodreads

Written in 2007, Wolf's work is darkly prescient, anticipating many of the more frightening moments of recent years--including widespread government surveillance, the rise of paramilitary domestic ... Read full review

Contents

The Founders and the Fragility of Democracy
19
Invoke an External and Internal Threat
35
Develop a Paramilitary Force
73
Infiltrate Citizens Groups
89
Cast Criticism as Espionage
133
Subvert the Rule of Law
142
The Patriots Task
153
Bibliography
171
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About the author (2007)

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 1993, and Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, published in 1997. Misconceptions, released in 2001, is a powerful and passionate critique of pregnancy and birth in America. In 2002, Harper Collins published a 10th anniversary commemorative edition of The Beauty Myth.

In The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom from My Father on How to Live, Love and See (2005), Wolf shared the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a poet and teacher who believes that every person is an artist in their own unique way.

Wolf is co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization devoted to training young women in ethical leadership for the 21st century. The institute teaches professional development in the arts and media, politics and law, business and entrepreneurship as well as ethical decision making. She lives with her family in New York City.

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