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This author obviously has research and writing talent and experience. Lapham has achieved many successes in his writing endeavors. However, Gag Rule is suspect. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Chris Gregory
Mr. Lapham shows the connection between the Bush Administration's attacks on civil liberties such as the PATRIOT ACT and the undermining of Habeus Corpus and earlier repressions... Read morePublished on August 24, 2009 by Sean Mulligan
This book tells (in brutal detail) how this [pick your adjective] (as it's hardly an administration so much as a regime) uses, or better to say, misuses, the 'Patriot Act' and... Read morePublished on June 8, 2006 by Michael D. Chlanda
Thank God for Lewis H. Lapham and other voicesof dissent in these times. A good read.Published on March 24, 2006 by Jazzyjava
Timely and incisive, but does anyone read this kind of book other than those who already agree with the author?Published on January 29, 2006 by James Eickelberg
Gag Rule is a well-written extended essay on the problem of fostering and nurturing dissent in American society, media, and, especially, politics. Read morePublished on August 1, 2005 by Addison Phillips
Lapham is a geezer, for sure, a bit of a curmudgeon, and alas!, an unapologetic smoker. He is also a thinker, a reader, and a deadly accurate observer of American culture. Read morePublished on July 4, 2005 by Jim Kalember
In Gag Rule, Lapham argues that the fundamental tenants of Democracy are being suppressed by monied, and other established interests. Read morePublished on December 8, 2004 by Alan Koslowski
This short piece is well-written with historical commentary and apt observations. It is also flawed: The blurb states democracy is in trouble because the press is controlled by... Read morePublished on October 9, 2004 by Avid Reader