How government and media team up to silence, sometimes permanently, dissenting voices in the United States.
The Bush administration is getting in ever deeper hot water over its wiretapping and surveillance of US citizens. As many critics point out, the government has used its "war on terror" to revive and expand unconstitutional counterintelligence programs aimed against legal, domestic social movements. Boykoff's analysis covers anti-democratic government practices over the last hundred years, touching on everything from the Red Scare of the early 20th to McCarthyismin in the 50s, COINTELPRO in the 60s & 70s, up to today's Patriot Act and more. The result is a book that illuminates an issue that will be front page news for the foreseeable future. Because it focuses on government/media collusion, both explicit and implicit, the book will also be of interest to journalism and media studies programs, as well as the general public following recent media scandals in the news.