The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It
A Book

by Robert B. Reich

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2020-05-28
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1529043735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Understanding what is happening in our country is critical if we want to fix it and Robert Reich is an exceptional teacher.' - Senator Bernie Sanders Millions of Americans have lost confidence in their political and economic system. After years of stagnant wages, volatile job markets, and an unwillingness by those in power to deal with profound threats such as climate change, there is a mounting sense that the system is fixed, serving only those select few with enough money to secure a controlling stake. In The System Robert B. Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy. Addressing himself Jamie Dimon, the powerful banker and chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Reich exposes how those at the top, be they Democrats or Republicans, propagate myths about meritocracy, national competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, and the 'free market' to distract most Americans from their own accumulation of extraordinary wealth, and their power over the system. Instead of answering the call to civic duty, they have chosen to uphold self-serving policies that line their own pockets and benefit their bottom line. Reich's objective is not to foster cynicism, but rather to demystify the system so that American voters might instill fundamental change and demand that democracy works for the majority once again.

Summary & Analysis of The System

Summary & Analysis of The System
Who Rigged It, How We Fix It | A Guide to Robert B. Reich's Book

by SNAP Summaries

  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2CyQ2mp In The System, Robert Reich uncovers the oligarchs that have been eating away at America’s democracy even as they generate obscene amounts of wealth for themselves. He explains how the American government has been captured by wealthy and powerful forces, and what every citizen must do to help set things right. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - How oligarchs acquire and retain their power - What it will take to change the system - Editorial Review - Background on Robert Reich About the Original Book: Americans believe that they live under a democratic system that ensures they will prosper if they work hard. But if this is true, why are Americans working harder than ever yet their incomes have stagnated? Robert Reich argues that the nation’s system of government has been rigged to favor a small group of wealthy and powerful elites who dominate the nation’s economy and public policy. This hijacking of democracy has turned America from a democracy to an oligarchy. If the people are to save their country, they must unite and fight for the values that the nation’s founding fathers stood for. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The System. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2CyQ2mp to purchase a copy of the original book.

Trumpism

Trumpism
Race, Class, Populism, and Public Policy

by Carter A. Wilson

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 179361752X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although Trump supporters depict him as a champion of the working class and a friend of minorities, this text demonstrates that the preponderance of evidence indicates that Trump promoted a right-wing public policy agenda that exacerbated inequality, benefited the economic elite, and hurt low-income white workers and minorities.

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

by Heather McGhee

  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 2021-02-16
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0525509577
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

Antitrust

Antitrust
Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age

by Amy Klobuchar

  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2021-04-27
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 0525654909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NY TIMES NATIONAL BEST SELLER Antitrust enforcement is one of the most pressing issues facing America today—and Amy Klobuchar, the widely respected senior senator from Minnesota, is leading the charge. This fascinating history of the antitrust movement shows us what led to the present moment and offers achievable solutions to prevent monopolies, promote business competition, and encourage innovation. In a world where Google reportedly controls 90 percent of the search engine market and Big Pharma’s drug price hikes impact healthcare accessibility, monopolies can hurt consumers and cause marketplace stagnation. Klobuchar—the much-admired former candidate for president of the United States—argues for swift, sweeping reform in economic, legislative, social welfare, and human rights policies, and describes plans, ideas, and legislative proposals designed to strengthen antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement. Klobuchar writes of the historic and current fights against monopolies in America, from Standard Oil and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to the Progressive Era's trust-busters; from the breakup of Ma Bell (formerly the world's biggest company and largest private telephone system) to the pricing monopoly of Big Pharma and the future of the giant tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. She begins with the Gilded Age (1870s-1900), when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons such as J. P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were reaping vast fortunes as industrialization swept across the American landscape, with the rich getting vastly richer and the poor, poorer. She discusses President Theodore Roosevelt, who, during the Progressive Era (1890s-1920), "busted" the trusts, breaking up monopolies; the Clayton Act of 1914; the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914; and the Celler-Kefauver Act of 1950, which it strengthened the Clayton Act. She explores today's Big Pharma and its price-gouging; and tech, television, content, and agriculture communities and how a marketplace with few players, or one in which one company dominates distribution, can hurt consumer prices and stifle innovation. As the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Klobuchar provides a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and offers a way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies.

Dastardly Discourse

Dastardly Discourse
Rescuing Rhetorical Capital from Indecency and Incivility

by Meg Gorzycki

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-03-09
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1725262258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Screaming at the television, compulsively firing off tart little tweets, and blogging until we are blue; these signal that we are feeling the effects of dastardly discourse. We live in a world where people feel entitled to use words to hurt, exploit, and publicly degrade humanity. We daily consume rhetoric that makes a mockery of decency and civility. Leaders of key social institutions, including government, news media, and religious organizations, who are supposed to be role models of reasoned and compassionate communication are often the ones with the loudest lies and the hardest hate. We can change the channel. We can unplug. We can even encourage others to do the same. We may not do so, however, until we grasp what is fundamentally at risk in our current norms of communication. Nasty words are just the tip of the dastardly discourse iceberg. What lies beneath is a steady flow of propaganda that aims to control our personal narratives. This book is about that propaganda, the importance of owning our own narratives, and improving our own rhetorical capital--the ability to analyze and evaluate information--for the sake of sustaining human dignity, decency, and civility.

Coherence

Coherence
The Science of Exceptional Leadership and Performance

by Alan Watkins

  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release : 2021-09-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1398601195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understand how to overcome the obstacles inhibiting performance and unlock the potential for brilliance that lies within every leader. Most leaders are operating nowhere near their optimal level of performance. In this book, Dr Alan Watkins helps leaders at every level understand how they can transform their output and unlock their true potential. He shares proven techniques that have helped thousands of leaders in FTSE 50 giants and SMEs across market sectors and geographies as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Team, resulting in them achieving their best ever medal haul in London 2012. Coherence shows how our ability to lead and deliver results is rooted in our biology. Dr Watkins explains the science of how to increase energy levels and become smarter, more resilient, happier, healthier and more successful in whatever we do. Drawing on case studies from prominent business leaders and insights from a diverse range of research fields, he reveals the secrets to exceptional leadership and how to be brilliant every day. Now in its second edition, this vital guide contains upgraded practical tools and new insights on how to transform productivity, manage complexity, accelerate innovation and drive greater commercial performance, all while becoming healthier and happier.

Justice and Democracy

Justice and Democracy
A Progressive Agenda for the Twenty-First Century

by Mike Berry

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2021-06-25
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1800370911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This visionary book seeks to uncover the main barriers to achieving greater social justice in existing twenty-first century capitalism. Developing a comprehensive consequentialist theory of justice applied to today’s global situation, Mike Berry adopts the thesis that, in order to move towards a more just world, the weaknesses of liberal democracy must be overcome through reconstructing robust, resilient social democracies.

Minding the Marginalized Students Through Inclusion, Justice, and Hope

Minding the Marginalized Students Through Inclusion, Justice, and Hope
Daring to Transform Educational Inequities

by Jose W. Lalas,Heidi Luv Strikwerda

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1839827947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While the issue of advancing equity occupies the pages of many education journals across the world and pursuing it in schools and classrooms is a common instructional goal, there is an obvious absence of established school policies combined with pedagogies on how to achieve educational equity.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Intellectual Property and Trade in the Pacific Rim

by Matthew Rimmer

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2020-12-25
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN : 1788973321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] on intellectual property and trade. The book focuses upon the debate over copyright law, intermediary liability, and technological protection measures. The text examines the negotiations over trade mark law, cybersquatting, geographical indications and the plain packaging of tobacco products. It explores the debate over patent law and access to essential medicines, data protection and biologics, and the protection of trade secrets. In addition, the book investigates the treatment of Indigenous intellectual property, access to genetic resources, and plant breeders’ rights.

Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis

Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis
A Strategic Design Approach

by Raz Godelnik

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3030773183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Young People and the Far Right

Young People and the Far Right
A Book

by Pam Nilan

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9811618119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump

Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump
A Book

by Andrew S. Crines,Sophia Hatzisavvidou

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-12-24
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 3319685457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first thorough and systematic interrogation of Republican Party oratory and rhetoric that examines a series of leading figures in American conservative politics. It asks: How do leading Republican Party figures communicate with and influence their audiences?; What makes a successful speech, and why do some speeches fail to resonate? Most importantly, it also investigates why orators use different styles of communication with different audiences, such as the Senate, party conventions, public meetings, and through the media. By doing so it shines important new light into conservative politics from the era of Eisenhower to the more brutal politics of Donald Trump. The book will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of US politics, contemporary US history, and rhetoric and communication studies.

The Nevada Testament

The Nevada Testament
A Book

by Wil Mara

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-11-15
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 9781973297550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new Jason Hammond thriller from Wil Mara and Sagittarius Publishing...Americans work more and get less than ever before. What happened to the 'Great American Dream' they were promised? Howard Hughes knew, and it cost him his freedom. Jason Hammond is about to find out, too--and it might cost him his life.LAS VEGAS, NOVEMBER 1970--In a darkened suite on the top floor of the Desert Inn, billionaire Howard Hughes gives his last will and testament to twenty-year-old Chase Wheeler. Chase is a member of the kitchen staff who, through his simple good nature, has gained Hughes's trust. Hughes tells him to keep the will hidden, because it contains information that will anger many powerful people--including a group working in the shadows to bring America to ruin. Just over a week later, Hughes's minders abruptly move him out of Las Vegas in the middle of the night, and Chase Wheeler vanishes without a trace. In the years that follow, Chase's widowed mother will gradually lose her desire to live as the chances of finding her beloved son dwindle to nothing. PRESENT DAY--Demolition expert Randy Miller discovers forty-eight pages of Hughes's rough notes just hours before the Desert Inn is imploded. Still in financial straits due to the Great Recession, Randy and his wife, Jeanine, decide to put a few of the pages on eBay. Days later, the Miller family is attacked by a gunman who wants them all. The Millers take their children into hiding and contact the only person they feel they can trust--Jason Hammond, the master sleuth who recently made international headlines when he closed the case on the Kennedy assassination. Jason reads through the cryptic notes and realizes they contain a great deal of information about Hughes's legendary lost will. If discovered now, it would endow certain people with great fortune while stripping it from others--more than adequate motivation for someone to bring a professional killer into the equation. But the situation is far from that simple. Jason is determined to find the will before anyone else, in order to provide closure for the Miller family as well as Chase Wheeler's sole surviving relative, his embittered sister Denise. But Jason gets more than he bargained for when his investigation leads him to the chilling truth behind America's decline--and the terrifying reality that the people responsible for it aren't done yet....

Poverty and Austerity amid Prosperity

Poverty and Austerity amid Prosperity
A Comparative Introduction

by Gregg M. Olsen

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2021-10-29
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1487509855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing from a cross-national perspective and a range of comparative vantage points, Poverty and Austerity amid Prosperity provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of poverty.

You Call This Democracy?

You Call This Democracy?
How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

by Elizabeth Rusch

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2020-03-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0358330696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 2021 YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them. The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, How did we get here? The power to change lies with the citizens of this great country—especially teens! Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system—and offers a real way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it’s undemocratic, offering possible solutions (with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them), and suggesting ways to effect change—starting NOW!

Historic Documents of 2016

Historic Documents of 2016
A Book

by Heather Kerrigan

  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release : 2017-06-22
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1506375014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: business, the economy and labor; energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation; government and politics; health and social services; international affairs; national security and terrorism; and rights and justice. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series.

My Fellow Americans . . . Donald J. Trump

My Fellow Americans . . . Donald J. Trump
The Essential Speeches, Remarks, and Addresses of the Forty-fifth President of the United States of America

by DOnald J. Trump

  • Publisher : Kallisti Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Donald J. Trump burst upon the American political landscape in 2015 with his brash, America-first rhetoric. His up-beat, informal style earned him the sobriquet “The Inspirational President.” You will discover in this unabridged and annotated collection of President Trump’s most important and pivotal speeches and remarks both the inner-workings and the inner-beliefs of the man who stunned the world to become the forty-fifth president of the United States of America, such as . . . - Mr. Trump’s presidential bid announcement - The persuasive “What Have You Got to Lose?” speech to black voters - President Trump’s four State of the Union addresses - The inspirational Mount Rushmore speech - President Trump’s remarks to the UN General Assembly - And many others. The ABOUT US book series brings to life the exciting and vibrant history of the United States with classic and inspiring books that celebrate the bravery, audacity, and daring of the men and women who founded and created the nation that is the beacon of freedom to the world. The My Fellow Americans series presents in unabridged and annotated form the policy-defining and personality-revealing orations and speeches of the American presidents for everyone to experience and learn. FOREWORD The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. This has been true for a very long time — perhaps from the very beginning. So it is important to know and understand these men who sought and attained this highest office in the land. And what better way to understand the presidents than through their own words? About US Books and Kallisti Publishing Inc. is pleased to present to you the first volume of the My Fellow Americans series, a line of books that will present to the ages the important and significant speeches and orations of the presidents of the United States of American. This inaugural volume showcases America’s “inspirational” president, Donald J. Trump, the billionaire businessman who, rather than taking the traditional route of governor — senator — president, instead leaped straight to the top in a hard-fought race against then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Some people think President Trump to be brash. Others think him to be rude, insensitive, and even worse. Yet others still describe him as inspirational and uplifting. What you will discover as you read candidate and President Trump’s speeches is a person who ardently believes in the American Dream, who looks up to heroes, and who sees beyond the horizon to “the best” that is to come. Ultimately, his own words are here so you can make your own decision. Choosing which speeches to include in this volume presented some difficulty because President Trump often spoke “off-script” and talked extemporaneously. Of course, no volume of a president’s speeches would be complete without his State of the Union addresses; thus, all four are presented here. Remarks to the UN General Assemble are important declarations of foreign policy, so they, too, are all included. That left a lot of speeches through which to sift, and what were chosen were Mr. Trump’s famous presidential bid speech, Candidate Trump’s plea to black voters, President Trump’s Inaugural Address, the inspirational Mount Rushmore speech, and others that highlight President Trump’s policy positions, vision, and goals. Please enjoy this deep-dive into the mind of Donald J. Trump through his speeches and remarks. And please look forward to the upcoming volumes in the My Fellow Americans series. So, as the presidents end their speeches, I leave you with a hearty thank you and a strong God bless America! Anthony Raymond Michalski Publisher & Editor Contents The Presidential Bid What Have You Got to Lose? Republican National Convention Speech Inaugural Address Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast First State of the Union Address Address to the Arab Islamic American Summit Remarks to the 72nd Session of the United Nations Second State of the Union Address Conservative Political Action Conference Speech Remarks to the 73rd Session of the United Nations Third State of the Union Address Remarks to the 74th Session of the United Nations Fourth State of the Union Address Mount Rushmore Speech Remarks at the White House Conference on American History

Still Winning

Still Winning
Why America Went All In on Donald Trump-And Why We Must Do It Again

by Charles Hurt

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-07-09
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1546076611
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this stirring true account of American leadership, learn how President Trump will put an end to a corrupt system of government ruled by the establishment and special interests. Still Winning is the story of the unlikeliest of heroes who emerged from the unlikeliest of places to take up the impossible cause of a truly forgotten people. They are people who love their country, trust their higher God, obey laws and will do anything for their family and neighbors. They are the very people the Founders envisioned when they hatched the radical idea of self-governance. This is the story of a Leviathan government -- the most powerful political force in the history of mankind -- that has become dangerously unmoored from the people it represents. It is the story of how elites and the politically comfortable controlling both parties in Washington have utterly lost touch. They don't even realize how much the people they represent despise the uncontrollable Leviathan. The establishment has tried their best to ignore Donald Trump -- except to brand him as a racist, a xenophobe, an isolationist, and a dangerous, violence-inciting war monger. All standards of reporting vanished. In the era of Trump, no sort of criticism was off-limits. They openly mocked his looks, ridiculed his private business accomplishments, pilloried his family and children and made fun of his foreign-born wife for her accent! The Leviathan has grown untamable. Democrats and Republicans run for office year after year on promises they have no intention of keeping. Neither side wants to fix a single problem. The whole thing has become one giant ungovernable, corrupt Ponzi scheme that -- one day -- will come crashing down. Charles Hurt advocates for the "Nuclear Option" for dealing with this mess: just blow the whole damned thing up. Whatever is presidential or diplomatic, let's try the opposite. Whatever these people in Washington find most horrifying, let's try that. Finally, the multi-headed Leviathan swamp monster has met the perfect dragon slayer in Donald Trump. Still Winning examines each corrupt head of this Leviathan, and why Donald Trump is the only good answer to fixing it.

Political Campaign Communication

Political Campaign Communication
Theory, Method, and Practice

by Robert E. Denton, Jr.

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-06-14
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 1498530036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume examines political campaign communication around the concepts of theory, method and practice. It contains studies of political campaign communication using a wide range of empirical, rhetorical, and social science methodologies and reflects the growth and maturity of the discipline of political communication.