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The counterrevolution : how our government went to war against its own citizens

Author: Bernard E Harcourt
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A distinguished political theorist sounds the alarm about the counterinsurgency strategies used to govern Americans Militarized police officers with tanks and drones. Pervasive government surveillance and profiling. Social media that distract and track us. All of these, contends Bernard E. Harcourt, are facets of a new and radical governing paradigm in the United States-one rooted in the modes of warfare originally  Read more...
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Harcourt, Bernard E., 1963-
Counterrevolution.
New York : Basic Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2017038849
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard E Harcourt
ISBN: 9781541616691 1541616693 9781541697270 1541697278
OCLC Number: 1012616041
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Epigraph; The Birth of The Counterrevolution; PART I The Rise of Modern Warfare; 1 Counterinsurgency Is Political; 2 A Janus-Faced Paradigm; PART II A Triumph in Foreign Policy; 3 Total Information Awareness; 4 Indefinite Detention and Drone Killings; 5 Winning Hearts and Minds; 6 Governing Through Terror; PART III The Domestication of Counterinsurgency; 7 Counterinsurgency Comes Home; 8 Surveilling Americans; 9 Targeting Americans; 10 Distracting Americans; PART IV From Counterinsurgency to The Counterrevolution. 11 The Counterrevolution Is Born12 A State of Legality; 13 A New System; Ockham's Razor, or, Resisting the Counterrevolution; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Praise for ""The Counterrevolution; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Bernard E. Harcourt.

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