Dear Michael ,
AFC's ally at After Downing Street, David Swanson, has a book now available for pre-ordering at all the online book sellers and I wanted to bring it to your attention. Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union is a comprehensive look at the value of enforcing our laws as a deterrent against future violations, the importance of shifting powers from the White House to the Congress, and the structural reforms needed to democratize the Congress and the rest of our government in order to truly make an active citizenry the sovereigns of our own future.
Daybreak examines long-term anti-democratic trends that escalated during the Bush-Cheney years, discusses how they are continuing today, and provides thoughts about what can be done to reverse them. A "To Do" list at the end of the book summarizes the tasks ahead, the book having presented a compelling case for the changes advocated. Marjorie Cohn, president of the National Lawyers Guild, calls this book "a useful guide to restore the balance of powers and reclaim our constitutional system of government."
David has planned events all over the country beginning in September, but you can pre-order the book right now, and ask your local book stores to be sure to carry it. The publisher is Seven Stories Press.
Since even before newspapers began disappearing at the current pace, the most critical reporting and analysis has appeared in books. This trend is likely to continue, and Daybreak may be one of the most useful books for Americans to have read as we pursue the undoing of the imperial presidency and the forming of a more perfect union.
American Freedom Campaign