Liberty Under Siege: American Politics, 1976-1988
By Walter Karp
Henry Holt, 1988, 255 pp.
With rhetoric worthy of Tom Paine, Karp attacks the "jeering tyranny of shysters and sharks, protected by Oligarchy" which, he contends, has undermined democracy since 1976. The Reaganites, the press, the military and business are the principal targets, but he also inveighs against the leaders of the Democratic Party for sabotaging Jimmy Carter.