Does Our Government See Its People As An Insurgency?
The use of the term "counterinsurgency" conjures up images of the American fight to get Iraq and Afghanistan under control after the United States invaded.
Law and political science professor Bernard Harcourt says techniques learned in those counterinsurgencies are being used against the American people. Here at home. That is the thesis of his provocative book The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens.
The author writes of tactics from militarized police forces to bulk collection of electronic communications and beyond, and makes the case that they are used to rule ordinary Americans. Bernard Harcourt visits with details.