Over the Cliff: How Obama's Election Drove the American Right Insane

Over the Cliff: How Obama's Election Drove the American Right Insane

by John Amato, David Neiwert
     
 

"John Amato and David Neiwart have produced a book that should stay on shelves for years---long enough to remind us that at least some people understood the strange and vile energies consuming the social contract at the beginning of the third mellenium. As a record of what is happening to American conservatism in the year 2010, Over the Cliff is unmatched." Rick

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"John Amato and David Neiwart have produced a book that should stay on shelves for years---long enough to remind us that at least some people understood the strange and vile energies consuming the social contract at the beginning of the third mellenium. As a record of what is happening to American conservatism in the year 2010, Over the Cliff is unmatched." Rick Perlstein, author of Nexonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America" "If you want to understand the forces behind the extreme demonization of President Obama and the assault on progressive America, look no further than Over the Cliff. With witty analysis and thorough investigative reporting, Amato and Nelwert provide a definitive chronicle of the far-right's rapid movement from paranoia to outright violence." Mac Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party" "Over the Cliff is a genuinely useful cataloguing of the remarkable descent of the American right into vicious name-calling, racist demonizing, and paranoid conspiracy-mongering since the election of Barack Obama. Amato and Nelwert do a first-rate job of chronicling the dangerous, populist rage on the right that pandering politicians and shameless media pundits are aiding and abetting." Mark Pdtdk, director of the intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982417171
Publisher:
PoliPointPress, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Amato is the founder of Crooks and Liars, named by TIME Magazine as one of the top 25 blogs for 2009. A pioneer of video blogging, he was part of CNN's election-night coverage in 2006 and has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, and Forbes. John has also appeared as a political pundit on MSNBC, CNN, Current TV, and E Entertainment.

David Neiwert is a freelance journalist and author. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, Seattle Magazine, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report. His online  reportage for MSNBC on domestic terrorism won a National Press Club Award in 2000. He is the author of The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right (PoliPointPress) and editor of the award-winning weblog Orcinus (http://dneiwert.blogspot.com).

 

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