Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: March 2004
Duration: 7 hours 44 minutes
In the months and years following September 11, Robert C. Byrd viewed with alarm what he considered to be a 'slow unraveling of the people's liberties,' when all dissenting voices were stilled and awesome power swung suddenly to the president to fight a 'war on terror.' This path violated historical American principles—it showed no regard for the balance of power or the role of the Congress; it invaded our privacy; and it eliminated public participation in and understanding of government. Swept along, we entered a war without proper consideration and rushed dangerous legislation through Congress. Byrd does not shrink from speaking the truth to an ever aggressive and imperial White House.