The Making of the Imperial Presidency, the National Security State, and the Transition to Authoritarianism, Part 3

In the Name of Patriotism (Who are the Patriots?) Hon. Ron Paul Texas before the U.S. House of Representatives May 22 , 2007 In this third and possibly final part of this series (see Part 1 and Part 2), I do nothing more than serve as a repeater, amplifier, and highlighter, by presenting the materials… Read More The Making of the Imperial Presidency, the National Security State, and the Transition to Authoritarianism, Part 3

The Making of the Imperial Presidency, the National Security State, and the Transition to Authoritarianism, Part 2

“America did not change on September 11. It only became more itself.” — Robert Kagan, neoconservative. In Part 1 of this series we looked at the ways in which the thinking and the tools used in foreign imperial engagements have been imported back into the U.S. itself. In addition we witness the ways in which… Read More The Making of the Imperial Presidency, the National Security State, and the Transition to Authoritarianism, Part 2

The Making of the Imperial Presidency, the National Security State, and the Transition to Authoritarianism, Part 1

This series of posts actually began with Preparing for Domestic War in the U.S.?. The focus here is on the ways that the “global war on terror” has been used as a front for a domestic war against democracy and personal liberty in the U.S. itself, with the main tools being legislative changes handing the… Read More The Making of the Imperial Presidency, the National Security State, and the Transition to Authoritarianism, Part 1