Monday, March 18, 2019
Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy
Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy. Kalb calls Trump, not the press, the real enemy of the people. Using his personal experience as a foreign correspondent in Russia, and his experience during the McCarthy investigations, Kalb reinforces that a free press is the best guarantor of a free society, and efforts to suppress the press are despotic acts, not the signs of a thriving democratic system. Words matter and leadership can influence public views for better or for worse. Readers interested in public policy and the state of our democracy and its threats should consider reading this measured comparison of our current situation to the ideals we hold. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Enemy of the People from amazon.com.