Award-winning columnist Lewis Lapham matters an pressing new polemic in regards to the strangling of significant dissent—the lifeblood of democracy—at the arms of a central authority and media more and more beholden to the rich few. by no means earlier than, Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream dialog, so marginalized and muted through a central authority that recklessly disregards civil liberties. in the middle of the "war on terror," we are facing a obstacle of democracy as severe as any in our background. Gag Rule is a rousing and beneficial name to motion in protection of definitely the right to elevate our voices and feature these voices heard.

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