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Disrupt, discredit, and divide : how the new FBI damages democracy, Mike German

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Disrupt, discredit, and divide : how the new FBI damages democracy
Title
Disrupt, discredit, and divide
Title remainder
how the new FBI damages democracy
Statement of responsibility
Mike German
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Amazon.com
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
German, Mike
Dewey number
363.250973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8144.F43
LC item number
G47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Democracy
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Terrorism
  • United States
Label
Disrupt, discredit, and divide : how the new FBI damages democracy, Mike German
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disrupting muslim civil society
  • Scapegoating Muslim American communities
  • Criminalizing black identity
  • Targeting innocent "others"
  • The watchdog that didn't bark-ignoring executive abuse
  • White nationalism and white collars
  • Conclusion:
  • What then must we do?
  • Introduction:
  • A lawless law enforcer
  • Disruption
  • A "culture of arrogance"
  • A lack of internal controls
  • Fear of foreignness
  • Targeting their own
  • The radicalization theory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781620973790
Lccn
2018054262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029387505
System control number
  • on1078552115
  • (OCoLC)1078552115
Label
Disrupt, discredit, and divide : how the new FBI damages democracy, Mike German
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disrupting muslim civil society
  • Scapegoating Muslim American communities
  • Criminalizing black identity
  • Targeting innocent "others"
  • The watchdog that didn't bark-ignoring executive abuse
  • White nationalism and white collars
  • Conclusion:
  • What then must we do?
  • Introduction:
  • A lawless law enforcer
  • Disruption
  • A "culture of arrogance"
  • A lack of internal controls
  • Fear of foreignness
  • Targeting their own
  • The radicalization theory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781620973790
Lccn
2018054262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029387505
System control number
  • on1078552115
  • (OCoLC)1078552115

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