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Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safeby Arianna Huffington
Synopses & Reviews
With her trademark passion, intelligence, and devastating wit, Huffington Post editor in chief Arianna Huffington tackles the issues that are crucial to this year's presidential election and, even more so, to the fate of the country.
Huffington makes the case that America has been hijacked from within by a radical element the lunatic fringe of the Right that has taken over the Republican Party. Despite holding views at odds with the majority of Americans, these zealots have given us an endless war in Iraq, a sputtering economy, a health care system on life support, a war on science and reason, and an immoral embrace of torture.
But they haven't done it on their own: they have been enabled by a compliant media that act as if there is no such thing as truth and are more interested in cozying up to those in power than in holding them accountable, and by feckless Democrats who have allowed themselves to be intimidated into backing down again and again.
Both a withering indictment and a hopeful call to arms, Right Is Wrong is an explosive, boldly incisive work that will help set the national agenda.
Arguing that the Republican Party is promoting an agenda at odds with the views of the majority of the American people, the
Arguing that the lunatic fringe has seized control of the Republican Party and is promoting an agenda at odds with the views of the majority of the American people, the nationally syndicated columnist tackles key issues at the center of the 2008 presidential election and calls for the establishment of a new, progressive national agenda. 200,000 first printing.
About the Author
Arianna Huffington is the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of twelve books. She is also cohost of Left, Right & Center, public radio’s popular political roundtable program. In 2006, she was named to the Time 100, Time magazine’s list of the world’s one hundred most influential people. Originally from Greece, Huffington moved to England when she was sixteen and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. She lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters.
Table of Contents
1. The Right Goes Wrong
2. The Media: Equal Time for Lies
3. The Media: Snoozers, Losers, and the Honor Roll
4. Dim Bulbs: Congress's Low-Wattage Energy Bill
5. The Right's War on Science
6. Iraq: The Beginning of a War Without End
7. Iraq: The Long Hard Slog Gets Longer and Sloggier
8. Iraq: Petraus Ex Machina
9. Casualties of War: Neglecting Afghanistan, Empowering Iran
10. Torture: America Loses the Moral High Ground
11. Xenophobia 2.0: The Immigration Fixation
12. The Right's Recession
13. Sick, Sick, Sick: The Right's Unhealthy Approach to Health Care
14. God, Guns, and the Right's New Democracy
15. John McCain: Hijacked by the Right
Righting the Wrongs of the Right
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