Jane Mayer

The Dark Side

Jane Mayer

Talk: The Dark Side

Jane Mayer in conversation about her new, best-selling book, "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals." The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world-decisions that not only violated the Constitution to which White House officials took an oath to uphold, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda

Jane Mayer

Jane Meredith Mayer is an American investigative journalist who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1995.

he Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment.

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