Battlefield America


Battlefield America: The War on the American People

By John W. Whitehead 

Published by SelectBooks 2015

About the Author

John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead’s concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. He produces a podcast “Freedom Under Fire with John W. Whitehead” at

Whitehead is freedom’s defense lawyer. He’ll never give up, and neither must we

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.,

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About the Book

Publisher’s Weekly states, “In this potent follow-up to A Government of Wolves (2013), Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and the president of the Rutherford Institute, continues to investigate what he sees as an increasingly aggressive, fascistic America that the founding fathers would find offensive. Whitehead’s scathing tone ― matched in the foreword from former congressman Ron Paul ― can be heavy-handed and strident, but he presents the U.S. government as ‘a hyper-militarized, twitchy, easily offended, suspicious, locked down, paranoid, all-seeing bureaucracy’ that uses fear and paranoia to reduce civil liberties in a calculated post-9/11 scam of terrorism and national security. He uses the responses of heavily armed police forces to recent incidents ― including the Boston Marathon bombing and the protests in Ferguson, Mo. ― as indicators of an occupying army… Whitehead scores points when addressing needed reforms in the court system, education, and individual rights to privacy. Following his literary forebears such as Orwell and Huxley, he warns: ‘Either we gather together now and attempt to restore freedom or all will be lost.’ Detailed and provocative…Whitehead’s call to take the U.S. back before civil liberties vanish mostly rises above boilerplate rhetoric and hysteria.”

The book’s Contents include 34 chapters. 

Foreword by Dr. Ron Paul

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Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU and constitutional law professor at New York Law School says, “Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead makes a compelling and urgent case in Battlefield America for Americans to unite under one common goal: the defense of our freedoms.”

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., author and chairman of Mises Institute says, “John Whitehead is freedom’s defense lawyer. He’ll never give up, and neither must we.”

The book is also endorsed by Dr. Ron Paul, twelve-term U.S. Congressman and former presidential candidate,

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary, US Treasury, and former Wall Street Journal columnist and editor,

Nat Hentoff, syndicated columnist and historian, and Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

This book’s popularity is demonstrated in the fact that its Amazon rank is #261 in the category Political Freedom. 304 Customer Reviews rate it an average of 4.6  out of 5 stars.

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