Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama [NOOK Book]

Overview


In this “agenda-setting” polemic, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama’s many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made the keeping of Obama’s campaign promises all but impossible. 

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Overview


In this “agenda-setting” polemic, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama’s many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made the keeping of Obama’s campaign promises all but impossible. 

Brilliantly blending incisive political analysis with a clear agenda for change, Kabuki Democracy cuts through the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media analysis to demonstrate that genuine “change” will come to America only when people care enough to challenge the system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568586656
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 266 KB

Meet the Author

Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman is a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism, a media columnist for the Nation, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the author of seven books, including the national bestsellers What Liberal Media? and The Book on Bush. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: You've Got a Lot of Nerve To Say You Are My Friend 1

Chapter 1 When the Autumn Weather Turns the Leaves to Flame 7

Chapter 2 Don't Know What I Want But I Know How to Get It 17

Chapter 3 If That's All There Is, My Friend, Then Let's Keep Dancing 27

Chapter 4 What It Don't Get, I Can't Use 33

Chapter 5 I Read the News Today, Oh Boy 73

Conclusion: It's Here They Got the Range and the Machinery for Change 115

Epilogue: The Thrill Is Gone 145

Notes 159

Acknowledgments 203

Index 205

About the Author 215

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Very poorly written filled with spelling and grammatical errors

    Very poorly written
    filled with spelling and grammatical errors
    very disjointed
    waste of time,energy and trees

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