Kabuki Democracy

Eric Alterman

In this agenda-setting essay journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama's many compromises have disappointed liberals Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made the keeping of Obama's campaign promises all but impossible. Brilliantly blending incisive political analysis with a clear agenda for change Kabuki Democracy cuts through the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media analysis to demonstrate that genuine "change" will come to America only when people care enough to challenge the system.>

  • Classification : Politics & Current Affairs
  • Pub Date : JAN 11, 2011
  • Imprint : Bold Type Books
  • Page Extent : 224
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781568586595
  • Price : INR 1,460

Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman is a CUNY distinguished professor of English at Brooklyn College and holds a PhD in US history from Stanford University. A contributing writer to the Nation and the American Prospect, he is the author of eleven previous titles, including the New York Times bestseller What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News. He lives in New York.

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