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Many BuzzFlash readers know Thom Hartmann as a liberal radio talk show host, but he really is a bit more than that. Hartmann is one of the last of the great humanist renaissance men.
We highly recommend the graphic non-fiction book, We the People: A Call to Take Back America. It's a collaborative work that features Thom Hartmann's analysis of how we got into the current crisis of democracy that America faces -- and his recipe for getting us out of this fix.
We were a bit skeptical when his publisher called us about the book, even though we are big Hartmann fans. But once we read a review copy, we were completely won over. This is a great book to read as a sort of one-stop shopping piece on the “invasion of the democracy snatchers.” It's also great to give to someone who you are struggling to convince that the Bush Administration is a subversive enterprise undermining the very core of America. Not that Hartmann exclusively focuses on the Bush Cartel. He covers the whole right wing-corporate infrastructure that is undermining democracy.
Hartmann is a bibliophile and erudite, but this illustrated work is completely accessible and engaging. Thom is learned, but he knows how to explain complicated sociopolitical issues to the average person, like the staff at BuzzFlash.
Actually, we haven't read any other book that covers such sweeping historical, political and corporate collusion issues in such succinct, accessible terms. And it's like reading a comic book, literally.
You can't beat that, can you?