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There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos: A Work of Political Subversion

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< CENTER> Revised, and with a New Introduction by the Author< /CENTER> < P> < BLOCKQUOTE> I am an agitator, and an agitator is the center post in a washing machine that gets the dirt out.< BR> --Jim Hightower< /BLOCKQUOTE> < P> Hightower is mad as hell and he& #39; s not going to take it anymore He& #39; s also funny as hell, and in this book he focuses his sharp Texas wit, populist passion, and native smarts on America& #39; s political, economic, scientific, and media establishments. In < I> There& #39; s Nothing in the Middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, < /I> Hightower shows not only what& #39; s wrong, but also how to fix it, offering specific solutions and calling for a new political movement of working families and the poor to take America back from the bankers and bosses, the big shots and bastards. < P> < BLOCKQUOTE> If you don& #39; t read another book about what& #39; s wrong with this country for the rest of your life, read this one. I think it& #39; s the best and most important book about out public life I& #39; ve read in years. < BR> --Molly Ivins, author of < I> Molly Ivins Can& #39; t Say That, Can She?< /I> < P> When do we get to vote for Jim Hightower for president? Will somebody please tell me? When do we get to vote for Jim Hightower for president?.< BR> --Michael Moore, author of < I> Downsize This < /I> < P> Listen to Jim Hightower. His is a two-fisted, rambunctious voice unafraid to speak truth to power, eloquently and clearly...He& #39; s one of the best. < BR> --Studs Terkel< /BLOCKQUOTE>

Synopsis:

America's most popular populist is out in front of this year's national elections with a dynamite political book that gives an eye-opening, no-holds-barred, the-emperor-has-no-clothes assessment of today's political scene.

Synopsis:

Revised, and with a New Introduction by the Author

"I am an agitator, and an agitator is the center post in a washing machine that gets the dirt out."
--Jim Hightower

Hightower is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore! He's also funny as hell, and in this book he focuses his sharp Texas wit, populist passion, and native smarts on America's political, economic, scientific, and media establishments. In There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, Hightower shows not only what's wrong, but also how to fix it, offering specific solutions and calling for a new political movement of working families and the poor to "take America back from the bankers and bosses, the big shots and bastards."

"If you don't read another book about what's wrong with this country for the rest of your life, read this one. I think it's the best and most important book about out public life I've read in years."
--Molly Ivins, author of Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

"When do we get to vote for Jim Hightower for president? Will somebody please tell me? When do we get to vote for Jim Hightower for president?."
--Michael Moore, author of Downsize This!

"Listen to Jim Hightower. His is a two-fisted, rambunctious voice unafraid to speak truth to power, eloquently and clearly...He's one of the best."
--Studs Terkel

About the Author

Jim Hightower is a political spark plug who has spent 25 years battling Washington and Wall Street on behalf of working families, consumers, environmentalists, small businesses and just plain folk. He confesses that he has been a practicing politician, serving two terms as Texas' elected agriculture commisioner. In addition to his popular radio broadcasts, his speechifying and all-around agitating, he publishes the biweekly political newsletter The Hightower Lowdown. His previous bestseller was There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos.

Table of Contents

Corporateworld!: they get the mine, we get the shaft — Logos galore — Fore! — NPM memo --Getting a leg up on corporations — Vernon Jordan's dream — High-tech excess — Happiness — Class war: let's check the Doug Jones average — How ya doin? — Statistical whitewash — The lion's share — How do you spell "boss?" — Ruth's bricks — St. Peter — A shining city on the hill — The next best thing to slaves — Labor day — Earrings on a hog — The media: like cats watching the wrong mousehole — Liberal media, my ass — The day Ted Koppel left town — Tales of the tube — The real media bias — Synergy — The people are revolting — Alternatives — Pollution: "status quo" is Latin for "the mess we're in" — Those damn environmentalists — Wrestling the world from fools — Nimby — Science — Hogs, turkeys, and mad cows — Uncle Ben — Time magazine is killing us — Coming clean — Politics: you don't have to be in Who's Who to know what's what — My daddy and other mutts — I hate losing when we win — Political math — Advice — Campaigning — Church — The day Jim Bob discovered democracy — Look up — Daddy's philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060929497
Introduction:
Hightower, Jim
Author:
Hightower, Jim
Introduction by:
Hightower, Jim
Introduction:
Hightower, Jim
Author:
Hightower, Jim
Author:
by Jim Hightower
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
State & Local Government
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.01x5.32x.84 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060929497 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , America's most popular populist is out in front of this year's national elections with a dynamite political book that gives an eye-opening, no-holds-barred, the-emperor-has-no-clothes assessment of today's political scene.

"Synopsis" by ,
Revised, and with a New Introduction by the Author

"I am an agitator, and an agitator is the center post in a washing machine that gets the dirt out."
--Jim Hightower

Hightower is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore! He's also funny as hell, and in this book he focuses his sharp Texas wit, populist passion, and native smarts on America's political, economic, scientific, and media establishments. In There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, Hightower shows not only what's wrong, but also how to fix it, offering specific solutions and calling for a new political movement of working families and the poor to "take America back from the bankers and bosses, the big shots and bastards."

"If you don't read another book about what's wrong with this country for the rest of your life, read this one. I think it's the best and most important book about out public life I've read in years."
--Molly Ivins, author of Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

"When do we get to vote for Jim Hightower for president? Will somebody please tell me? When do we get to vote for Jim Hightower for president?."
--Michael Moore, author of Downsize This!

"Listen to Jim Hightower. His is a two-fisted, rambunctious voice unafraid to speak truth to power, eloquently and clearly...He's one of the best."
--Studs Terkel

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