August 13 - North Carolina's Assault on Voting Rights; The Author of an Explosive New Expose "American Coup: How a Terrified Government is Destroying the Constitution"

Share this Share this

audio\

Full Program

LISTEN TO FULL PROGRAM  

audio\

Part 1

We begin with Hillary Clinton’s slamming of North Carolina’s voter suppression bill just signed by the Republican governor that she said “reads like the greatest hits of voter suppression”. Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation who has been reporting from North Carolina joins us to discuss the state’s Republican’s flagrant assault on voting rights that have been enabled by a recent Supreme Court decision, and his article at The Nation, “North Carolina’s Sweeping Voter Suppression Law is Challenged in Court”. ari berman

audio\

Part 2

Then we speak with one of America’s premier military experts who, along with the Washington Post’s Dana Priest, wrote the groundbreaking expose of the privatized national security state “Top Secret America”. William Arkin joins us to discuss his explosive follow-up “American Coup: How a Terrified Government is Destroying the Constitution”. We discuss his brand new book that describes the desk-bound takeover of the highest reaches of government by a coterie of “gray men” of the national security establishment that he calls the executive agents. We look into how doomsday has become every day in contemporary America as a result of the forever war and how the mechanism is already in place for an American coup that William Arkin warns about in this latest and most powerful reminder of our fading freedoms that we are trading away for a fictional guarantee of security.

william arkin