Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

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Edited by Dennis Loo and Peter Phillips

With an introduction by Howard Zinn

President George W. Bush may be out of the Oval Office, but there can be no doubt that his cabinet’s legacy of secret rule-bending and war-hungry machinations lives on. This brilliantly argued and wonderfully written collection by twenty-two of the best political analysts in the US analyzes the extraordinary and unprecedented threat the Bush White House and its allies presented to civil liberties, civil rights, the Constitution, international law, and the future of the planet.

Impeach the President unearths the stories behind election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the overt lies used to justify pre-emptive war on Iraq, the extensive, ongoing commission of war crimes and torture, the tragic failures in the lead-up to and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and lesser-known but equally alarming offences of propaganda and disinformation, illegal spying, environmental destruction, and the violation of the separation of church and state. Loo and Phillips chillingly reveal the full threat behind the radical right-wing force held control of the world’s most powerful office for a full eight years. The collection includes a striking introduction by Howard Zinn and contributions from Dennis Loo, Peter Phillips, Judith Volkart, Dahr Jamail, Jeremy Brecher, Jill Cutler, Brendan Smith, Larry Everest, Greg Palast, Nancy Snow, Barbara Bowley, Mark Crispin Miller, Kevin Wehr, Richard Heinberg, Lyn Duff, Dennis Bernstein, Bridget Thornton, Lew Brown, Andrew Sloan, Cynthia Boaz, and Michael Nagler.

Impeach the President stands out from other books on impeachment in that it also explains why the Bush White House is doing what it is doing and why it is getting away with it. The book issues a clarion call for a popular movement even more powerful than the 1960s' antiwar movement.

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“A looming, new totalitarianism—that is the warning here. Citizens who feel uneasy owe it to themselves to read this important book and think about how to exercise their responsibilities. Citizenship, truth be told, isn't easy, nor free.”

“An eye-opening, multi-layered indictment of the lawless rule of the Bush White House reactionaries. A well-edited, well-substantiated, an dwell-argued offering of hard-hitting truths that can serve as a manual for political action.”

“This important volume, contributing powerfully to the campaign for impeachment, must be welcomed by anyone concerned for peace, justice, and a truly democratic nation.”

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Dennis Loo is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His specialties include polls, public policy making, social movements, media, and criminology. His 2005 article, No Paper Trail Left Behind: the Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election, received wide acclaim.

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