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By William M. Arkin

A beautiful exploration of the sophisticated erosion of freedom in an age of concocted worry and de facto army authority.

When we expect of an army coup, the 1st snapshot that involves brain is a normal, status at a podium with a flag at the back of him, mentioning the deposing of elected leaders and the establishment of martial law.

Think again.

In AMERICAN COUP, William Arkin unearths the desk-bound takeover of the top reaches of presidency via a coterie of "grey men" of the nationwide defense institution. working among the strains of the structure this robust and unelected crew fights to save lots of the kingdom from "terror" and guns of mass destruction whereas even as editing and undermining the very essence of the rustic. Many books are written approximately secrecy, surveillance, and govt law-breaking; none so powerfully disclose the reality of way of life during this kingdom of battle.

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