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Imperial Proconsul Bremer, desert boots and all, in a distinctly American moment
Imperial Proconsul Bremer, desert boots and all, in a distinctly American moment

Michael Brenner

There are more reasons for Americans to feel aggrieved today than at any time since the Vietnam War ended nearly 40 years ago.  At no time before or since has there been so little effort to remedy those conditions. That contradiction should be our main grievance.

The array of deeply troubling national abuses is extensive and varied.  There is the unprecedented assault on personal liberties best exemplified by the de facto repeal of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.  We are subject to massive, indiscriminate surveillance that opens our private communications and movements to governmental scrutiny.  This is done with impunity by spy agencies that are encouraged in this intrusion by the President, a bipartisan consensus in Congress, and a judiciary that casts a blind eye on these infringements.  Citizens are by law now subject…

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