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Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy

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Who Will Tell the People is a passionate, eye-opening challenge to American democracy. Here is a tough-minded exploration of why we're in trouble, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why. Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich, and that subvert the needs of ordinary citizens.

How do we put meaning back into public life? Greider shares the stories of some citizens who have managed to crack Washington's "Grand Bazaar" of influence peddling as he reveals the structures designed to thwart them. Without naiveté or cynicism, Greider shows us how the system can still be made to work for the people, and delineates the lines of battle in the struggle to save democracy. By showing us the reality of how the political decisions that shape our lives are made, William Greider explains how we can begin to take control once more.

Synopsis:

Who Will Tell the People is a passionate, eye-opening challenge to American democracy. Here is a tough-minded exploration of why we're in trouble, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why. Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich, and that subvert the needs of ordinary citizens.

How do we put meaning back into public life? Greider shares the stories of some citizens who have managed to crack Washington's "Grand Bazaar" of influence peddling as he reveals the structures designed to thwart them. Without naiveté or cynicism, Greider shows us how the system can still be made to work for the people, and delineates the lines of battle in the struggle to save democracy. By showing us the reality of how the political decisions that shape our lives are made, William Greider explains how we can begin to take control once more.

About the Author

William Greider is the bestselling author of five previous books, including One World, Ready or Not (on the global economy), Who Will Tell the People (on American politics), and Secrets of the Temple (on the Federal Reserve). A reporter for forty years, he has written for The Washington Post and Rolling Stone and has been an on-air correspondent for six Frontline documentaries on PBS. Currently the national affairs correspondent for The Nation, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Contents

PART ONE

REALITIES OF POWER

1 Mock Democracy

2 Well-Kept Secrets

3 Bait and Switch

4 The Grand Bazaar

5 Hollow Laws

6 The Fixers

PART TWO

HOW MAY THE PEOPLE SPEAK TO POWER?

7 The Politics of "Rude and Crude"

8 Political Orphans

9 Class Conflict

10 Democratic Promise

PART THREE

MEDIATING VOICES

11 Who Owns the Democrats?

12 Rancid Populism

13 Angle of Vision

14 The Lost Generation

15 Citizen GE

PART FOUR

TRIUMPH AND LOSS

16 Crackpot Realism

17 The Closet Dictator

Conclusion: The American Moment

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671867409
Author:
Greider, William
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Greider, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Pressure groups
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Representative government and representation
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1989-1993.
Subject:
Democracia
Subject:
EE.UU
Subject:
Corrupciâon
Subject:
Gobierno representativo y representaciâon
Subject:
Grupos de presiâon
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 55
Publication Date:
June 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 17.71 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Who Will Tell the People is a passionate, eye-opening challenge to American democracy. Here is a tough-minded exploration of why we're in trouble, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why. Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich, and that subvert the needs of ordinary citizens.

How do we put meaning back into public life? Greider shares the stories of some citizens who have managed to crack Washington's "Grand Bazaar" of influence peddling as he reveals the structures designed to thwart them. Without naiveté or cynicism, Greider shows us how the system can still be made to work for the people, and delineates the lines of battle in the struggle to save democracy. By showing us the reality of how the political decisions that shape our lives are made, William Greider explains how we can begin to take control once more.

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