Award-winning columnist Lewis Lapham issues an urgent new polemic about the strangling of meaningful dissentthe lifeblood of democracyat the hands of a government and media increasingly beholden to the wealthy few. Never before, Lapham argues, ...
have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties. In the midst of the "war on terror," we face a crisis of democracy as serious as any in our history. Gag Rule is a rousing and necessary call to action in defense of the right to raise our voices and have those voices heard.