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A government of wolves : the emerging American police state / John W. Whitehead ; with an introduction by Nat Hentoff.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

Whitehead charts America's transition from a society governed by "we the people" to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law. In such an environment, the law becomes yet another tool to oppress the people, and the American people are in grave danger of losing their basic freedoms. He provides a call to action offering timely and practical initiatives for Americans to take charge of present course of history and stop the growing police state.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 323.49 WHI 2013 (Text) 33892100208504 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/03/2014 Available -
Klamath Community College JC599.U5W5245 2013 (Text) 3760301049 Main Collection None 08/19/2015 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 323.490973 WHITEHEAD (Text) 37620000864472 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/15/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590799758 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1590799755 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : SelectBooks, Inc., [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-269) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
PART I. Is this America? I am afraid -- Who will protect us from our government? -- On the road to a police state -- -- PART II. The future is here. Fiction has become reality -- Reality check -- Smiling at Big Brother -- -- PART III. Welcome to the police state. 1984 -- America's new way of life -- SWAT team mania -- Dominate. Intimidate. Control. -- The New York prototype -- -- PART IV. The electronic concentration camp. The matrix : where they live -- The Federal "gestapo"? -- Living in Oceania -- The watchers and the watched -- A total control society -- -- PART V. America the battlefield. Subduing a populace : THX 1138 -- Tactics of intimidation -- Tasering us into compliance -- The goodbye effect -- Attack of the drones -- -- PART VI. The new American order. Soylent green is people -- Are we all criminals now? -- The criminalization of America's school children -- The prison industrial complex -- The psychology of compliance -- -- PART VII. The point of no return? V for vendetta -- Have we reached the point of no return? -- Know your rights or you will lose them -- Complaint lambs or nonviolent gadflies? -- What kind of revolutionary will you be?
Summary, etc.:
Whitehead charts America's transition from a society governed by "we the people" to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law. In such an environment, the law becomes yet another tool to oppress the people, and the American people are in grave danger of losing their basic freedoms. He provides a call to action offering timely and practical initiatives for Americans to take charge of present course of history and stop the growing police state.
Subject: Civil rights > United States
United States > Politics and government
Police power > United States
Constitutional law > United States
Civil rights
Constitutional law
Police power
Political science
United States
Summary: Whitehead charts America's transition from a society governed by "we the people" to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law. In such an environment, the law becomes yet another tool to oppress the people, and the American people are in grave danger of losing their basic freedoms. He provides a call to action offering timely and practical initiatives for Americans to take charge of present course of history and stop the growing police state.

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