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"American Coup: How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution"

William Arkin

About the Program

William Arkin argues that unelected officials in our national security establishment are undermining our constitutional rights.  He says that these bureaucrats, in the name of fighting terrorism, have figured out ways to work between the letter of the law and continue to remain largely untouchable, despite the many whistle-blower disclosures over the past few years.  Mr. Arkin spoke at Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vermont.     

About the Authors

William Arkin

William Arkin, who served in Army Intelligence in West Berlin during the Cold War, has been writing about U.S. national security for over 30 years.  He is the co-author, with Dana Priest, of the Washington Post series "Top Secret America" and the book of the same name based on that reporting.  His other books include "Code Names" and "The Nuclear Battlefields."   


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"American Coup: How a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution"

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