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Myth America

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United States

How fits the noose around democracy? An eye-opening look at the true state of American politics and culture today, by David McGowan.


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An eye-opening and prophetic look at the true state of American politics and culture today.

Is the U.S. a beacon of progress? That’s how the mainstream media want you to see it. But in Myth America, visionary researcher David McGowan presents an index of disturbing facts and ominous trends that illustrate the deep roots of America’s systems of oppression.

From mandatory minimum sentencing laws to more liberal search-and-seizure rules, from Three Strikes You’re Out to congressional legislation for a national ID card, McGowan shows how the noose around democracy has been tightening every day for decades—if it ever existed in the U.S. at all.

David McGowan is the author of the bestselling Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream.

Myth America was his first book, originally published in 2000 under the title Derailing Democracy.

Democracy is not a spectator sport.

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  • Myth America reveals how the American people have been deceived and misled about what is really going on in their country.
  • It shows how democracy has been harmed until its foundations are cracked and crumbling, ready to collapse under the weight of our leaders’ fraud and deceit.
  • Myth America is a collection of facts and quotes assembled by David McGowan, one of the most insightful writers on the Internet. The facts in his book show that America is not what you think it is. It is a police state where you are watched when you aren’t watching TV. It is a country that tortures its own citizens and spies on them around the world.
  • The U.S. has more incarcerated people than any country in history, by far. These are prisoners of our own making, since America is the only country where crime pays better than working for a living.
  • Myth America exposes everything from government mind control to corporate fascism to modern-day slavery—exactly what the mainstream media want you to never know about!
  • End democracy.  McGowan shows how the War on Drugs and other policies were used to undermine the Bill of Rights and strip Americans of their constitutional protections, clearing the way for passage of the Patriot Act and other repressive legislation.
Specifications Paperback

Subtitle: Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United States
Author: David McGowan
Editor: Alissa McGowan
ISBN (PBK): 978-1-909394-91-9
ISBN (EBK): 978-1-909394-92-6
Street Date: April 7, 2022
Category: Political Science/True Crime
Retail Price: UK £15.99 / US $21.95
Binding: Paperback
Size: 216mm x 140mm
Pages: 238
Illos: Diagrams & Charts

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Entertaining and stunning, this is a powerful read that thoroughly impacted my worldview. Psychedelic enthusiasts be warned; the idea of dropping acid loses so much appeal after realizing it’s a psyop tool of the US military.
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Brilliant… McGowan presents ways cultural reconfiguration can take place secretly and powerfully, without anyone but a handful knowing it is happening."
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Alissa McGowan

ALISSA McGOWAN is the eldest of Dave’s three daughters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UC Davis and an MA in the same subject from Cal State Northridge. In 2012, she left her job in corporate proofreading to start Red Pen for Rent (www.redpenforrent.com). She currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her two partners, three cats, and two kids.

David McGowan

DAVID McGOWAN was born and raised in Torrance, California, just twenty miles south of Laurel Canyon. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology in 1983, and he ran a small business in the greater Los Angeles area from 1990 until his death in 2015. He was the proud father of three adult daughters. He was also a lifelong music fan who frequently kept his radio tuned to classic rock stations. McGowan’s previous books include Programmed to Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder and Understanding the F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion (second edition forthcoming). McGowan’s work and website Center For An Informed America are now maintained by his eldest daughter.


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