Is chucking your Dixie Chicks CD in the garbage the same thing as attending one of Joseph Goebbels’s formerly fashionable book-burning parties? Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America, forcefully argues in the affirmative. Wolf outlines ten ways in which a modern society can fall under the jackboot of tyrants—and claims that America is well on its way to that inglorious end. In light of recent (and awesome) presidential elections, Wolf’s dire message has lost some of its urgency, but is still worth paying attention to, if only as a study of how aggressive regimes market their language in palatable ways.
Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg