Columnist Lewis Lapham issues an urgent new polemic about the strangling of meaningful dissent - the lifeblood of democracy - at 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.
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