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Enemy of the people : Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy

Author: Marvin L Kalb; Brookings Institution,
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2018. ©2018
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Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an "enemy of the American people." Attacks on the media had been a hallmark of Trump's presidential campaign, but this charge marked a dramatic turning point: language like this ventured into dangerous territory. Twentieth-century dictators--notably, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao--had all denounced their critics, especially  Read more...
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Kalb, Marvin L.
Enemy of the people.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1022077149
Named Person: Donald Trump; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Donald Trump
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin L Kalb; Brookings Institution,
ISBN: 9780815735311 0815735316
OCLC Number: 1050956260
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Crossing a flashing red line --
From Nero to Trump --
"The appalling becomes excusable" --
The comparison is unmistakable --
"He had a certain raw wit and charm" --
Ike vs. McCarthy --
Senator, meet Edward R. Murrow --
From the war in Europe to the war in America --
"Otherwise, it is not America" --
A free press, now more than ever.
Responsibility: Marvin Kalb.

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"To Trump, the journalists, judges and bureaucrats who try to hold him accountable and preserve democratic norms are "fake news" and "the deep state." To Kalb, they are heroes. Reading this book may Read more...

 
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