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Tackling America’s Toughest Questions


(1) Can you tell ZNet, please, what Tackling America’s Toughest Questions is about? What is it trying to communicate?

 

My book is intended to document, critique and refute all of the atrocities the Bush administration has inflicted upon international law, human rights, the United States Constitution and our Bill of Rights from  9/11 until they walked out of Office after giving Israel the proverbial green light to perpetrate their massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.: The "war on terrorism"; "unlawful enemy combatants"; Guantanamo; kangaroo courts; the torture scandal; extraordinary renditions; the illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan; their threats to attack Iran and Syria; the anthrax attacks on Congress; their green light to Georgia to attack South Ossetia; spying on the American People; their Fascistic Federalist Society Lawyers; their Neo-Nazi Neo-Cons, etc. The Bush administration attempted to inflict a classic "paradigm shift" on America towards legal and constitutional nihilism. My book is intended to shift their paradigm back to where it should be. After reading this book, I would hope the reader would have a better understanding of how much ground we have lost and how to take it back in the Obama administration. After all, Obama is a law professor. One would hope that these arguments would resonate with him and those in his administration.

 

 

(2) Can you tell ZNet something about writing the book? Where does the content come from? What went into making the book what it is?

 

I am interviewed by mainstream news media sources all the time, but then usually heavily censored. So this book is a collection of interviews I have given to Alternative Media sources that permitted in depth discussion and analysis of the issues mentioned above. It shows the power and the value of Alternative Media sources such as ZNET. The interview format also enables me to comment upon complex legal/political issues in a manner that anyone can understand–not like a law review article. So I am hoping that it would be of interest to a general audience and not just legal specialists. For that reason my publisher and I have brought it out at a reduced price that most people can afford–compared to cappuccino at Starbucks.

 

 

(3) What are your hopes for Tackling America’s Toughest Questions? What do you hope it will contribute or achieve politically? Given the effort and aspirations you have for the book, what will you deem to be a success? What would leave you happy about the whole undertaking? What would leave you wondering if it was worth all the time and effort?

 

We the American People must now start to undo the terrible damage that the Bush administration, its Fascistic Federalist Society Lawyers and its Neo-Nazis Neo-Cons have done to international law, human rights, the United States Constitution, our Bill of Rights, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Palestine. This book is intended to give the reader some ammunition to use to fight back and try to redress the balance under the Obama administration. It is intended to be used primarily by concerned citizens, grassroots movements, and activists in order to understand what the issues are and what their responses could be. We certainly cannot trust the Obama administration to do the right thing. We the American People must organize and pressure them to do the right thing! Toward that end this book was written.

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