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What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

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“Engaging and inspiring . . . Reading this book should make you want to vote.”—Barack Obama

Jobs, health care, energy, civil literties, and more more are on the ballot again. In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why—whether it’s the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it’s the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics. Table of Contents:

Introduction to the Third Edition, by Naomi Wolf
An Introduction to Political Affiliations
The Economy
Foreign Policy
The Military
Health Care
The Environment
Civil Liberties
Culture Wars
Socioeconomic Policy
Homeland Security

This is an essential volume for understanding the background to the 2016 presidential election. But it is also a book that transcends the season. It’s truly for anyone who wants to know more about the perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives. The third edition includes an introduction by Naomi Wolf discussing the themes and issues that have come to the fore during the present presidential cycle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628726725
Publisher: Arcade
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 288,082
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jessamyn Conrad was raised in North Dakota and Minnesota. With degrees from Harvard and Cambridge Universities, she is currently pursuing a doctorate at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

Dr. Naomi Wolf, a graduate of Yale University, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and recipient of a D Phil from Oxford University in Victorian Studies, was a consultant to Al Gore during his presidential campaign, on women’s issues and social policy. A professor, journalist, social critic, and political activist, she is the co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, the American Freedom campaign, and the civic technology startup, She is the author of the international bestsellers The Beauty Myth and The End of America, as well as six other bestsellers. Her work has appeared in The Times of London, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Harper’s Bazaar. She has appeared on Larry King Live, Meet the Press, The Joyce Behar Show, and The Colbert Report. She resides in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition Naomi Wolf vii

Preface xv

An Introduction to Political Affiliations xix

1 Elections 1

2 The Economy 34

3 Foreign Policy 74

4 The Military 118

5 Health Care 142

6 Energy 167

7 The Environment 195

8 Civil Liberties 219

9 Culture Wars 255

10 Socioeconomic Policy 277

11 Homeland Security 308

12 Education 328

13 Trade 347

Acknowledgments 371

Notes 373

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