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What Would Jefferson Do?: A Return to Democracy

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When the Founding Fathers were searching for the best and fairest form of government, they studied the models of Athenian democracy, the Roman republic, and the Iroquois Confederacy and created what is now called a modern liberal democracy. Today, 81 nations can be described as fully democratic. Yet in numerous countries around the world democracy has failed or is tottering, and in the United States its principles are increasingly under siege from corporate and other forces. Americans pride themselves on their democracy, but today's legislative process often no longer reflects the vision of the Founders.

In What Would Jefferson Do?, Thom Hartmann shows why democracy is not an aberration in human history but the oldest, most resilient, and most universal form of government, with roots in nature itself. He traces in particular the history of democracy in the United States, identifies the most prevalent myths about it, and offers an inspiring yet realistic plan for transforming the political landscape and reviving Jefferson's dream before it is too late.

Review:

"A riveting and absolutely essential book for reflecting upon and awakening to the real meaning of America and the hope it still offers to the world." Jacob Needleman, author of The American Soul

Review:

"In this season of witches, with the forces of unreason evidently in command, it is a joy to rediscover just how great an ally we, the people, have in Thomas Jefferson. His ideals, we find, are ours, now more than ever; and so all true patriots should turn to him again for solace, guidance, and inspiration. Kudos to Thom Hartmann for this wise and necessary book." Mark Crispin Miller, author of Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order

Review:

"Thom Hartmann offers us an eye-opening view of how democracy is threatened. America needs this book now more than ever before." Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Synopsis:

Today, some 80 nations can be described as fully democratic. Yet in numerous countries around the world, democracy has failed or is tottering, and in the United States its principles are increasingly under siege from corporate and other forces.

In What Would Jefferson Do? Thom Hartmann shows why democracy is not an aberration in human history but the oldest, most resilient, and most universal form of government, with roots in nature itself. He traces the history of democracy in the United States, identifies the most prevalent myths about it, and offers an inspiring yet realistic plan for transforming the political landscape and reviving Jefferson's dream before it is too late.

About the Author

Thom Hartmann is the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, and the award-winning author of fourteen books. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400052097
Author:
Hartmann, Thom
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Hartmann, Thom
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Democracy -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x.68 in. .50 lbs.

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"Review" by , "A riveting and absolutely essential book for reflecting upon and awakening to the real meaning of America and the hope it still offers to the world." Jacob Needleman, author of The American Soul
"Review" by , "In this season of witches, with the forces of unreason evidently in command, it is a joy to rediscover just how great an ally we, the people, have in Thomas Jefferson. His ideals, we find, are ours, now more than ever; and so all true patriots should turn to him again for solace, guidance, and inspiration. Kudos to Thom Hartmann for this wise and necessary book." Mark Crispin Miller, author of Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order
"Review" by , "Thom Hartmann offers us an eye-opening view of how democracy is threatened. America needs this book now more than ever before." Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
"Synopsis" by , Today, some 80 nations can be described as fully democratic. Yet in numerous countries around the world, democracy has failed or is tottering, and in the United States its principles are increasingly under siege from corporate and other forces.

In What Would Jefferson Do? Thom Hartmann shows why democracy is not an aberration in human history but the oldest, most resilient, and most universal form of government, with roots in nature itself. He traces the history of democracy in the United States, identifies the most prevalent myths about it, and offers an inspiring yet realistic plan for transforming the political landscape and reviving Jefferson's dream before it is too late.

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