Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union
by David Swanson
AVAILABILITY: Readily available
Publication Date: September 2009
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Condition: Special Sale
Description: A lot more has gone wrong over the last eight years than meets the eye, and it will take more than a new president to create the kind of change that is necessary. Daybreak is a thorough investigation of how Bush/Cheney altered the way American government works and deteriorated the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It includes clear plans for how we may reclaim democracy, declare our rights, and truly set out for a new America. Shocking and inspirational, Daybreak provides a clear breakdown of all that we have lost, and all that we have to gain.
David Swanson is co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ConvictBushCheney.org, Washington director of Democrats.com, and a board member of Progressive Democrats for America. He served as press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign and has been a leading voice for the prosecution of Bush and Cheney for war crimes. His latest book is 'War is a Crime', also available here at 100fires.com.
Review(s): "Daybreak is an eye-opener about how our nation was hijacked by the Bush administration and how much repair work we, as citizens, must do. David Swanson, who has been a one-man wonder leading the charge for accountability, writes a compelling narrative that inspires not just outrage, but ACTION." - Medea Benjamin, CoFounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange
"David Swanson is the most thoughtful, determined, and energetic progressive activist in America, and one of the most important voices of his generation. He's also a unique bridge between traditional real-world organizing and the brand new world of online activism. His combination of cheerful organizing, passionate speaking, and brilliant blogging is an inspiration to everyone who craves a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world." - Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com
"In this important book, David Swanson carefully documents the myriad ways in which Bush-Cheney has amassed unprecedented imperial power, while Congress has abdicated its constitutional duty to check and balance the executive. A useful guide to restore the balance of powers and reclaim our constitutional system of government." - Marjorie Cohn, President of National Lawyers Guild
"If Tom Jefferson were with us today, he would be saying that we still must burst the chains of monkish ignorance and superstition and break the bindings that strangle our liberty. But Jefferson - like Paine - is gone. So it falls to another from Virginia to sound the signal for a rising on behalf of the republic and our own freedom. That man is David Swanson, and this remarkable book is his - and America's - call to arms." - John Nichols, from the Introduction
"Our times cry out for a smart, witty and courageous Populist who hasnít forgotten how to play offense. Luckily we have David Swanson." - Mike Ferner, National President of Veterans For Peace, author of 'Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq'
"Daybreak urgently reminds us that good political intentions are not sufficient to ensure the continuation of our democracy; informed vigilance is vital to that task." - Mark Karlin, editor of Buzzflash.com