9781620973790-1620973790-Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

ISBN-13: 9781620973790
ISBN-10: 1620973790
Author: German, Mike
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The New Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781620973790
ISBN-10: 1620973790
Author: German, Mike
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The New Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors German, Mike wrote Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1620973790 and 9781620973790. Since then Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.32 or rent at the marketplace.

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A former FBI undercover agent and whistleblower gives us a riveting and troubling account of the contemporary FBI—essential reading for our times

Impressively researched and eloquently argued, former special agent Mike German’s Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide tells the story of the transformation of the FBI after the 9/11 attacks from a law enforcement agency, made famous by prosecuting organized crime and corruption in business and government, into arguably the most secretive domestic intelligence agency America has ever seen.

German shows how FBI leaders exploited the fear of terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 to shed the legal constraints imposed on them in the 1970s in the wake of Hoover-era civil rights abuses. Empowered by the Patriot Act, the bureau resurrected a discredited theory of terrorist “radicalization” and adopted a “disruption strategy” that targeted Muslims, foreigners, and communities of color, and tarred dissidents inside and outside the bureau as security threats, dividing American communities against one another. By prioritizing its national security missions over its law enforcement mission, the FBI undermined public confidence in justice and the rule of law. Its failure to include racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic violence committed by white nationalists within its counterterrorism mandate only increased the perception that the FBI was protecting the powerful at the expense of the powerless.

Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide is an engaging and unsettling contemporary history of the FBI and a bold call for reform, told by a longtime counterterrorism undercover agent who has become a widely admired whistleblower and a critic for civil liberties and accountable government.

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