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Bill Moyers, who has risen to an unparalleled place in our public life through his searching conversations with others, here steps out of the role of interlocutor and presents his own eloquent examination of what has gone wrong in America -- a critique always balanced by an enduring faith in the progressive promise of the nation. Drawing on the lessons of his storied career, as well as on those of history itself, he sounds the tocsin with a warning that the soul of democracy is dying in America, replaced increasingly by government of, by, and for a corporate ruling class. Whether reflecting on mega-media mergers that contribute to the replacement of truth-seeking with infotainment, corporate scandals that highlight the vast and growing distance between rich and poor, or political policies that have substituted casual belligerence for a careful tending to justice, Moyers on America seeks to return the conversation of democracy back to its most fundamental questions.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||First Anchor Books Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.15(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
Bill Moyers is a journalist and public commentator. He was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a senior White House assistant and press secretary to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1967, the publisher of Newsday, a senior news analyst for CBS News, and the producer of groundbreaking series for public television. He is the winner of more than thirty-five Emmy Awards, nine Peabody Awards, and a National Academy of Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times and Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, both published by The New Press. He lives in New York City and hosts a weekly series, Moyers & Company.