America's Got Democracy!

The Making of the World's Longest-Running Reality Show
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Author(s): Danny Katch
Original Publish Date: Sep 28, 2012
Product Number: EB00648788
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608462988
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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Description

A humorous but passionate look at the criminal silliness of the US political system from the author who has "better comic bomb sights than John Stewart" (Mike Davis, author of The Monster at Our Door). In this raucous, irreverent book, Danny Katch diagnoses the various mental disorders peculiar to those who have way too much money and power—and the politicians who work for them. He shows how the very elections that are supposed to be our way of bringing about change have become a tool to get us to accept the insane status quo. "The funniest, smartest, and most dangerous political writer you never heard of is Danny Katch. You'll laugh. You'll get pissed off. You'll disagree. And you'll wonder how you read this terrific book in one sitting. A welcome antidote to what passes for political writing in an election year." —Dave Zirin, author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down "From Cocoa Puffs to melting ice caps, Danny Katch's America's Got Democracy gets to the heart of how and why our political establishment creates economic, social, and environmental crapification, and he does it with a flair even the most disaffected cafe barista with a PhD will love. But if you enjoy reading dry, abstract political works in which the words go clopping across the page on little wooden feet, don't read Katch's book." —Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism "Guess what? It's even more boringer reading it than talking about it." —Lila Katch, seven years old