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Republican Noise Machine  "The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media & How It Corrupts Democracy"
[2004] by David Brock

Three Rivers Press pb [4/2005] for $11.16
Crown Books 9¼x6.4 hardcover [5/2004] for $16.35
Random House ABR audio CD [5/2004] for $18.87
Random House ABR audio [5/2004] for $16.35
Losing Our Democracy  "Losing Our Democracy: How Bush, The Far Right & Big Business Are Betraying Americans For Power & Profit" [2006] by Mark Green
Sourcebooks 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $18.96
Why The Right Went Wrong book by E.J. Dionne, Jr.  "Why The Right Went Wrong: Conservatism – From Goldwater To The Tea Party and Beyond"
[New York Times bestseller 2016] by E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post columnist

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [1/2016] for $5.99
Simon & Schuster 9x6 pb [9/2016] for $10.72
Simon & Schuster 9x6 hardcover [1/2016] for $11.54
How the Right Lost Its Mind book by Charlie Sykes  "How The Right Lost Its Mind" [2017]  10/2017
by Charles J. Sykes

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [10/2017] for $14.99
St. Martin's Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2017] for $16.77
Alt-America / Radical Right book by David Neiwert  "Alt-America: The Rise of The Radical Right In The Age of Trump" [2017]  10/2017
by David Neiwert

Kindle Edition from ... [9/00] for $0.00
Verso 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2017] for $20.06
Second Coming of the KKK book by Linda Gordon  "The Second Coming of The K.K.K.: The Ku Klux Klan of The 1920s and The  10/2017
American Political Tradition" [2017] by Linda Gordon

Kindle Edition from Liveright [10/2017] for $14.16
Liveright 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2017] for $23.85

Other  Political  Matters

Indispensable Enemies   "Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule In America" [1973]
by Walter Karp

Franklin Square 9x6 pb [1/2003] for $10.47
E.P. Dutton hardcover [5/73] out of print/used
Better Angels novel by Charles McCarry   "The Better Angels" [1979] by Charles McCarry
Thirty years ago, the author predicted that a lantern-jawed Eastern liberal would lose to a right-wing cowboy with ties to big oil in a stolen election for the U.S. presidency; the plot also involves Islamic terrorists intent on obtaining nuclear weapons.
Kindle Edition from Overlook [1/2010] for $12.99
Overlook Trade 8x5½ pb [1/2010] for $11.21
Fawcett mass pb [3/82] out of print/used
Overlook 9x6 hardcover [3/2008] for $17.13
Dutton/Hutchinson hardcover [7/79] out of print/many used

Politics / Presidency   "The Politics of The Presidency" [Wiley & Sons 1983]
by Joseph A. Pika & John Anthony Maltese

Kindle Edition from CQ Press [7/2009] for $51.96 {sic}
7th Edition: CQ Press 9x6 pb textbook [7/2009] for $59.76
publisher's bookpage
Puzzle Palace   "The Puzzle Palace: Inside America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization" [1983]
by James Bamford

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [9/83] for $10.37
Triumph of Politics / Reagan Revolution book by David Stockman  "The Triumph of Politics: Why The Reagan Revolution Failed" [1986]
by David Stockman

"No other book comes close to understanding America's domestic political process."
— J. Roberts (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Avon mass pb [1/87] out of print/many used
HarperCollins hardcover [5/86] out of print/230+ used
Sept 2003 article on Slate by Timothy Noah
Power Game / Washington  
"The Power Game: How Washington Works" [1988]
by journalist Hedrick Smith

Ballantine 8¼x5½ pb [9/96] for $11.53
Random House hardcover [2/88] out of print/used
Lost Rights by Bovard  "Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty" [1994]
by James Bovard

Palgrave Macmillan 9½x6¼ pb [9/95] for $11.53
Palgrave Macmillan 9½x6½ hardcover [3/94] for $65.00
author website
Shils / Civility  "The Virtue of Civility: Selected Essays On Liberalism, Tradition & Civil Society" [1997] by Edward Albert Shils, edited by Steven Grosby
recommended by Tony Hillerman
Liberty Fund 9¼x6¼ pb [7/97] for $11.99
Liberty Fund 9¾x6½ hardcover [7/97] for $19.99
Piracy of America   "The Piracy of America: Profiteering In The Public Domain" [1999]
Edited by Judith Scherff

Clarity Press 9x6 pb [4/99] for $18.95
Body of Secrets / N.S.A.   "Body of Secrets: Anatomy of The Ultra-Secret National Security Agency" [2001]
by James Bamford

Anchor 8x5¼ pb [4/2002] for $10.37
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2001] out of print/used
Who Rules America?  "Who Rules America?: Power & Politics" [2001]
by G. William Domhoff

McGraw-Hill 8¾x6 pb [6/2001] for $37.65
Blinded By The Right by David Brock  "Blinded By The Right: The Conscience of An Ex-Conservative" [2002]
by David Brock

The author participated in the very real 'vast right-wing conspiracy' that sought to bring down the Clinton presidency; this book sets the record straight with much documentary evidence.
Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [2/2003] for $10.50
Crown 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2002] for $18.17
Silencing Political Dissent  "Silencing Political Dissent: How Post-September 11 Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten Our Civil Liberties" [2002] by Nancy Chang, Foreward by Howard Zinn
Seven Stories Press 7x5 pb [7/2002] for $9.95
Terrorism & the Constitution  "Terrorism & The Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name of National Security" [2002] by James X. Dempsey & David Cole
New Press 8¼x6¼ pb [9/2002] for $16.95
Unequal Protection  "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance & The Theft of Human Rights" [2002] by Thom Hartmann
Rodale 8¾x6 pb [4/2004] for $10.85
Rodale 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2002] for $16.98
author websiteofficial booksite
Fight For Democracy essays edited by George Packer   "The Fight Is For Democracy: Winning The War of Ideas In America & The World"
[9 essays; 2003] Edited by George Packer

Perennial 8x5¼ pb [8/2003] for $11.16
Perfectly Legal  "Perfectly Legal: The Secret Campaign To Rig Our Tax System To Benefit The Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else" [2003]
by New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston

Portfolio 8½x5½ pb [1/2005] for $10.20
Portfolio 9¼x6.4 hardcover [12/2003] for $16.35
official booksite
Price of Loyalty / O'Neill  "The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, The White House & The Education of Paul O'Neill" [2004] by Ron Suskind
S&S pb [9/2004] for $10.50
S&S 9½x6.4 hardcover [1/2004] for $17.68
Audioworks ABR audio CD [1/2004] out of prodn/many used
Audioworks ABR audio [1/2004] out of prodn/used
official booksite
"El Precio de la Lealtad: Con una Cierta Mirada"
Peninsular pb [5/2004] for $21.90

Coming Generational Storm  "The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need To Know About America's Economic Future" [2004] by Laurence J. Kotlikoff & Scott Burns
"On balance, the book does an excellent job of preaching two economic basics. First, our promise of Social Security & Medicare benefits in their current form to all retired Americans, regardless of means, is unsustainable . . . Second, individuals & families need to save more for their futures." — Los Angeles Times Book Review
M.I.T. Press pb [1/2005] for $11.53
M.I.T. Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2004] for $17.61

Exception to the Rulers  "The Exception To The Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers & The Media That Love Them" [2004]
by Amy Goodman {host of "Democracy Now!"}, with David Goodman

Kindle Edition from A.B.C. News [2004 edition] for $7.69
Hyperion 8x5¼ pb [3/2005] for $11.01
Hyperion 8¼x5¾ hardcover [4/2004] for $21.95
We the People  "We The People: A Call To Take Back America" [2004]
by Thom Hartmann, illustrated by Neil Cohn

Coreway Media 10½x6¼ pb [5/2004] for $14.11
author website
Republican Noise Machine  "The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media & How It Corrupts Democracy"
[2004] by David Brock

Three Rivers Press pb [4/2005] for $11.16
Crown Books 9¼x6.4 hardcover [5/2004] for $16.35
Random House ABR audio CD [5/2004] for $18.87
Random House ABR audio [5/2004] for $16.35
America Alone  "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives & The Global Order" [2004]
by Stefan Halper & Jonathan Clarke

Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2004] for $19.04
Losing America  "Losing America: Confronting A Reckless & Arrogant Presidency" [2004]
by Sen. Robert C. Byrd [Dem-WV 1959-2010]

W.W. Norton 8x5¾ pb [4/2005] for $11.16
W.W. Norton 8½x5½ hardcover [7/2004] for $16.29
Running On Empty  "Running On Empty: How The Democratic & Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future & What Americans Can Do About It" [2004] by Peter G. Peterson
"It's a rare pleasure to see both political parties chastised equally."
— Howard S. Marks, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Picador 8½x5½ pb [7/2005] for $10.20
FS&G hardcover [7/2004] for $16.32
More Political Subversion book by Jim Hightower  
"Let's Stop Beating Around The Bush: More Political Subversion" [2004]
by Jim Hightower

Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2004] for $15.37
Penguin ABR audio CD [7/2004] for $20.37
Imperial Hubris  "Imperial Hubris: Why The West Is Losing The War On Terror" [2004]
by Anonymous {Michael Scheuer}

Brassey's/Potomac Books 9x6 pb [3/2005] for $12.21
Brassey's/Potomac Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [7/2004] for $17.32
Power of Nightmares  "The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of The Politics of Fear"
[BBC2 documentary Aug 2004] Written & directed by Adam Curtis

BN Publng CD-ROM [9/2005] for $19.99
BN Publng video CD-ROM [11/2005] for $19.95
feature DVD [11/2005] for $39.99
full credits at IMDbB.B.C. News webpage
Fortress America / Homeland Security  
"Fortress America: On The Frontlines of Homeland Security - An Inside Look At The Coming Surveillance State" [2004] by Matthew Brzezinski
Bantam 9&fracx6½ hardcover [8/2004] for $15.75
Democracy Matters  "Democracy Matters: Winning The Fight Against Imperialism" [2004]
by Cornel West

Penguin pb [8/2005] for $15.00
Penguin 9½x6.3 hardcover [9/2004] for $15.72
Penguin UNABR audio CD [9/2004] for $20.37
author's music project website
This Can't Be Happening!  "This Can't Be Happening!: Resisting The Disintegration of American Democracy"
[2004] by Dave Lindorff

Common Courage 9x6 pb [9/2004] for $11.53
Common Courage 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2004] for $35.85
When Presidents Lie / Alterman  "When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception & Its Consequences" [2004]
by Eric Alterman

Penguin pb [10/2005] for $10.88
Viking 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2004] for $17.61
Viking Adobe Reader ebook [10/2004] for $18.45
Viking M/S Reader ebook [10/2004] for $18.45
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man   "Confessions of An Economic Hit Man" [2004 bestseller] by John Perkins
A conscience-stricken insider's exposé of the global petro-industrial system and its basis of greed, power, control and personal, corporate and governmental corruption.
Berrett-Koehler 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2004] for $15.72
Blackstone UNABR audio CD [4/2005] for $29.95
Blackstone UNABR audio [4/2005] for $29.95
The Plot Against Social Security   "The Plot Against Social Security: How The Bush Plan Is Endangering Our Financial Future" [2005] by Michael A. Hiltzikz {Pulitzer-winning L.A. Times columnist]
HarperCollins 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2005] for $16.47
Off Center  "Off Center: The Republican Revolution & The Erosion of American Democracy"
[2005] by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson

Yale Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2005] for $16.50
publisher's bookpageauthors' booksite
Democracy's Edge by Lappé  "Democracy's Edge: Choosing To Save Our Country By Bringing Democracy To Life" [2005] by Frances Moore Lappé
lauded by Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Greg Palast, Amy Domini & Howard Zinn
Jossey-Bass 9½x6 hardcover [10/2005] for $16.47
Attention Deficit Democracy book by James Bovard  "Attention Deficit Democracy" [2006]
by James Bovard

Palgrave Macmillan 8¼x5&frac hardcover [2/2006] for $17.79
author website
Brandeis on Democracy  "Brandeis On Democracy" [1995] Edited by Philippa Strum
Louis D. Brandeis [1856-1941] was known as "The People's Attorney" for his investigations of corporate corruption, and was later appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court [1916-39]
Univ Press of KS 9x6 pb [1/95] for $19.94
Univ Press of KS 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/95] for $29.95
Reason by Robert B. Reich  "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win The Battle For America" [2004]
by Robert B. Reich {former U.S. Labor Secretary 1993-97}

Vintage 7¾x5¾ pb [3/2005] for $10.50
Knopf 8¾x6 hardcover [5/2004] for $16.32
Highbridge UNABR audio CD [5/2004] for $18.87
Highbridge UNABR audio [5/2004] for $18.87
author's website

Age of Anxiety / McCarthyism  "The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism To Terrorism" [2005]
by Haynes Johnson

Harvest Books pb [10/2006] for $16.99
Harcourt 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2005] for $17.16
Highbridge ABR audio CD [10/2005] for $23.07
Covenant With Black America  "The Covenant With Black America" [2006]
Edited by Tavis Smiley

#1 non-fiction softcover per New York Times Book Review (April 2006)
Third World Press 9x6½ pb [1/2006] for $9.60
official booksite
Blue Pages directory  
"The Blue Pages: A Directory of Companies Rated By Their Politics & Practices" [2006]
by Editors of PoliPoint Press

8½x3¾ pocket directory [2/2006] for $9.95
publisher's bookpage
Crashing the Gate  "Crashing The Gate: Netroots, Grassroots & The Rise of People-Powered Politics"
[2006] by Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zúniga

Chelsea Green 8¼x5½ pb [9/2006] for $10.36
Chelsea Green 9x6 hardcover [3/2006] for $19.00
K Street Gang  "The K Street Gang: The Rise & Fall of The Republican Machine" [2006]
by Matthew Continetti

Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2006] for $16.47
All Together Now, Common Sense For A Fair Economy  "All Together Now: Common Sense For A Fair Economy" [2006]
by Jared Bernstein

Berrett-Koehler 8½x5½ pb [5/2006] for $9.24
official booksite
Hostile Takeover / David Sirota  "Hostile Takeover: How Big Money & Corruption Conquered Our Government – and How We Can Take It Back" [2006] by David Sirota
"Every politically-engaged citizen should read this book." — Al Gore, Jr.
Crown hardcover [5/2006] for $16.32
author's blogsite
Losing Our Democracy  "Losing Our Democracy: How Bush, The Far Right & Big Business Are Betraying Americans For Power & Profit" [2006] by Mark Green
Sourcebooks 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $18.96
Facing Fascism  "Facing Fascism: The Threat To American Democracy In The 21st Century" [2006]
by Jerry Sorlucco

AuthorHouse 9x5¾ pb [8/2006] for $17.99
AuthorHouse 9x6 hardcover [8/2006] for $28.45

see also the Working Minds Philosophy's Barbarians & Fascists Page

Delusional Democracy  "Delusional Democracy: Fixing The Republic Without Overthrowing
The Government" [2006] by Joel S. Hirschhorn

Common Courage Press 9x6½ pb [9/2006] for $12.89
Common Courage Press hardcover [9/2006] for $39.95
author's booksite
Saving Democracy  "Saving Democracy: A Plan For Real Representation In America" [2006]
by Kevin O'Leary

Stanford Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $13.57
Stanford Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $50.00
Welcome To Doomsday by Moyers  "Welcome To Doomsday" [2006]
by Bill Moyers, Preface by Bill McKibben

New York Review Books 7x5¾ pb [10/2006] for $7.95
Free Market Missionaries  "Free Market Missionaries: The Corporate Manipulation of Community Values"
[2006] by Sharon Beder

"The 20th Century has seen three related developments; the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."
Earthscan 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2006] for $21.86
Undermining Science  "Undermining Science: Suppression & Distortion In The Bush Administration" [2007]
by Seth Shulman

Univ CA Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2007] for $16.47
American Fascists  "American Fascists: The Christian Right & The War On America" [2007]
by Chris Hedges

Free Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [1/2007] for $14.99

see also the Working Minds Philosophy's Barbarians & Fascists Page

Radicals For Capitalism book by Brian Doherty  "Radicals For Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of The Modern American Libertarian Movement" [2007] by Brian Doherty
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs/Hachette [4/2009] for $12.99
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 pb [5/2008] for $15.05
PublicAffairs 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2007] out of print/70+ used
Last Days of The American Republic  "Nemesis: The Last Days of The American Republic" [2007]
by Chalmers Johnson

Holt 8x5¼ pb [1/2008] for $10.88
Metropolitan Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2007] for $17.16
Assault on Reason by Al Gore  "The Assault On Reason" [2007]
by Al Gore, Jr.

Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2007] for $15.57
Penguin audio CD [5/2007] for $19.77
What Orwell Didn't Know essays  "What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and The New Face of American Politics"
[essays 2007] Edited by Andras Szanto, Introduction by Orville Schell

PublicAffairs 8¼x5½ pb [11/2007] for $10.17

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's George Orwell [1903-50] Page

Angler / Cheney Vice Presidency book by Barton Gellman  "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency" [2008 bestseller]
by Pulitzer-winner Barton Gellman

Penguin 8½x5½ pb [8/2009] for $13.50
Penguin Press 9x6½ hardcover [9/2008] for $26.55

book optioned by H.B.O. in March 2011 for a miniseries

Fifteen Steps to Corporate Feudalism book by Dennis Marker  "Fifteen Steps To Corporate Feudalism: How The Rich Convince America's Middle Class To Eliminate Themselves - From Ronald Reagan To The TEA Party Move-ment" [2012] by Dennis Marker
Kindle Edition from One Standard Press [5/2012] for $8.00
One Standard Press 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $17.00
official book site
Beyond Outrage book by Robert Reich  "Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong With Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How To Fix It - Expanded Edition" [2012]
by Robert B. Reich, with illustrations by the author

"A plan for action for everyone who cares about the future of America"
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $8.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [9/2012] for $9.99
Who Stole the American Dream? book by Hedrick Smith  "Who Stole The American Dream? Can We Get It Back?" [2012]
by Pulitzer-winning journalist Hedrick Smith

Over the past four decades, the 'American Dream' has been dismantled and we became two Americas; book combines a history lesson with provocative reporting on what happens when pivotal laws & policies are altered while the public isn’t looking, Congress ignores public opinion, moderate politicians are sidelined, and Wall Street hires more than 1,400 former government officials as lobbyists; Smith also offers a path back to the right track.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $14.99
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2012] for $18.00
End of White Christian America book by Robert P. Jones  
"The End of White Christian America" [2016]
by Robert P. Jones

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [7/2016] for $14.99
Simon & Schuster 9x6 hardcover [7/2016] for $19.01

Our Revolution / A Future to Believe In book by Bernie Sanders  "Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In" [2016]
by Sen. Bernie Sanders

Kindle Edition from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan [11/2016] for $12.99
Thomas Dunne Books pb [DUE Sept 2017] for $10.70
Thomas Dunne Books hardcover [11/2016] for $16.20
Macmillan Audio UNABR audio CD [11/2016] for $25.94
official 'Our Revolution' website [est. 8/2016]

Fever Swamp / 2016 Presidential Race book by Richard North Patterson  "Fever Swamp: A Journey Through The Strange Neverland of The 2016 Presidential Race" [2017] by Richard North Patterson
Author was invited to write a weekly column on the 2016 presidential race for Huffington Post; 48 of those essays are collected here
Kindle Edition from Quercus/Hachette Book Group [1/2017] for $12.99
Quercus 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2017] for $17.70
Insane Clown President / Dispatches from the 2016 Circus book by Matt Taibbi  "Insane Clown President: Dispatches From The 2016 Circus" [2017]
by Matt Taibbi, Illustrated by Victor Juhasz

tells the story of Western civilization’s very own train wreck, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion; 25 articles from Rolling Stone Magazine plus two new essays
Kindle Edition from Spiegel & Grau/Random House [1/2017] for $9.99
Spiegel & Grau 8½x6 hardcover [1/2017] for $15.60

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