Synopses & Reviews
The Founding Fathers believed that the proper goal of the State was to make men and women free to develop their faculties and to pursue virtue and wisdom. Our Constitution was built around these principles, protecting civil liberties and developing a careful system of checks and balances that protected our freedom from tyranny.
Naomi Wolf's latest work, The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, exposes how the escalation of executive power has eroded these core values and systems, limiting Congress's ability to make laws and our courts' power to interpret them—a scenario that our Founding Fathers foresaw and warned against. Wolf outlines in this citizen call to action—which is reminiscent of Thomas Paine's revered Common Sense—the real threats to our civil liberties that exist and explains how by working together we can stop the growing threat.
The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot is the centerpiece to the American Freedom Agenda, a nonpartisan organization of which Naomi Wolf is a founding board member and which asks all Americans to support a "Freedom Pledge" to support only candidates who favor restoring the pillars of American liberty. It combines a wide host of partners, united in their belief that when it comes to the Constitution, we are neither conservative nor liberal; we are all Americans.
"Compellingly and cogently argued.... Highly recommended." ---Library Journal Starred Review
Naomi Wolf exposes how the escalation of executive power has eroded core American values and systems, limiting Congress's ability to make laws and our courts' power to interpret them. Wolf then outlines the real threats to our civil liberties that exist and explains how by working together we can stop the growing threat.
About the Author
Naomi Wolf's first book, The Beauty Myth, was published in fourteen countries and is an international bestseller. She is also the author of Fire with Fire and Promiscuities, among other books, and her essays have appeared in the New Republic, Esquire, Ms., the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Naomi has appeared on many national talk shows and speaks to college audiences across Canada and the United States on the topic of young women and feminism. She holds a degree from Yale University and New College, Oxford University, and lives in New York City. Karen White has been narrating and directing audiobooks for more than a dozen years and has well over one hundred books to her credit. Honored to be included among AudioFile's Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she is also an Audie Award finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration and direction.Publishers Weekly says of Karen's narration of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, "Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience."Speaking of Audiobooks says, "Karen is one of my auto-buy narrators-if I think a book may interest me, her narration will sway me to give it a try."