Gag Rule by Lewis Lapham
On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy

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About Lewis Lapham

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Lewis Lapham is one of the most distinguished editors and writers working in the U.S. today. As editor-in-chief of Harper's Magazine, he is known for his monthly columns of political and cultural commentary. He is also the other of numerous books, including, most recently, Gag Rule and 30 Satires.
Published June 28, 2005 by Penguin Books. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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such bits of legislation, Lapham asserts, merely “aspire to a new and improved system of bureaucratic control that joins the paranoid systems of thought engendered by the Cold War with the surveillance techniques made possible by the miracles of our digitally enhanced telecommunications technolog...

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Lapham, editor of Harper's , plays the role of a modern-day Tom Paine, propelling stinging criticisms and scathing indictments at the Bush administration and its supporters for what he claims are their bald-faced deceptions about the justifications for the war in Iraq and for establishing policie...

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