Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency
By (author) Robert C. Byrd
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Losing America by Robert C. Byrd
Book DescriptionIn the months and years following September 11, Senator Robert C. Byrd has viewed with alarm what he considers to be a "slow unraveling of the people's liberties," when all dissenting voices were stilled and awesome power swung suddenly to the president to fight a "war on terror." This path violates historic American principles-it shows no regard for the balance of powers or the role of the Congress; it invades our privacy; and it eliminates public participation in and understanding of government. Swept along, we have entered a war without proper consideration and rushed dangerous legislation through Congress. Now is the time to regain the Constitution, to return to the values and processes that made America great. Byrd does not shrink from speaking the truth to an ever more aggressive and imperial White House. Byrd has written a new postscript for the paperback edition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393327014
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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This autobiography follows West Virginia senator Robert C. Byrd's experiences from his boyhood in the early 1920s to his election in 2000, which won him an unprecedented eighth term in the Senate. Within these pages, Senator Byrd offers commentary on national and international events that occurred throughout his long life in public service.
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Author Biography - Robert C. Byrd
Senator Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010) of West Virginia, author of a four-volume history of the U.S. Senate, served in the Congress for fifty-seven years, fifty-one of them as a senator.
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