Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | October 28, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG Miriam Toews: The Powells.com Interview



    Some people are compelled by a restlessness from within; others are shaped by the unwieldy forces around them. In Miriam Toews's poignant new novel... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington

by

The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An All-Access Pass to the Populist

Insurrection Brewing Across the Country

Job outsourcing. Perpetual busy signals at government agencies. Slashed paychecks. Stolen elections. A war without end, fatally mismanaged. Ordinary Americans on both the Right and Left are tired of being disenfranchised by corrupt politicians of both parties and are organizing to change the status quo. In his invigorating new book, David Sirota investigates whether this uprising can be transformed into a unified, lasting political movement.

Throughout the course of American history, uprisings like the one we are seeing now have given birth to powerful movements to end wars, protect workers, and expand civil rights, so the prospect of today’s uprising turning into a full-fledged populist movement terrifies Wall Street and Washington. In The Uprising, Sirota takes us far from the national media spotlight into the trenches where real change is happening—from the headquarters of the most powerful third party in America to the bowels of the U.S. Senate; from the auditorium of an ExxonMobil shareholder meeting to the quasi-military staging area of a vigilante force on the Mexican border. This is vital, on-the-ground reporting that immerses us in the tumultuous give-and-take of politics at its most personal.

Sirota also offers a biting critique of our politics. He shows how the uprising is, at its core, a reaction to faux “bipartisanship” in the nation’s capital—the “bipartisanship” whereby Republican and Democratic lawmakers join together in putting the agenda of corporate interests above all those of ordinary citizens.

Ultimately, Sirota reminds us that the Declaration of Independence, “America’s original uprising manifesto,” says that governments “derive their powers from the consent of the governed.” Irreverent and insightful, The Uprising shows how the governed have stopped consenting and have started taking action.

Synopsis:

Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and the control of a monied elite and special interests, offering an insightful study of a growing populist insurrection and its potential impact on the American political system. By the author of Hostile Takeover. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

DAVID SIROTA is a political organizer and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist who has worked in state and national politics all over America. His first book, Hostile Takeover (2006), was a New York Times bestseller, and his column runs weekly in the Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Seattle Times, as well as in other newspapers. Sirota blogs at credoaction.com/sirota. He is a senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and the founder of the Progressive States Network—both nonpartisan research institutions. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Monty.

Visit DavidSirota.com

Table of Contents

A portrait of the writer on a bathroom floor — The thrilla in Montana — What kind of hardball can stop a war? — The boss and his fusion machine — The permanent barrier — Mad as hell, and not gonna take it anymore — Mainstreaming the militia — Dilberts of the world, unite — The blue chip revolutionaries — Chasing the ghosts of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307449283
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Subject:
Political Science : General
Author:
Sirota, David
Author:
David Sirota
Subject:
Political Science : Political Process - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Business and politics
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Blogs - Political aspects - United States
Subject:
Social movements -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Audio Books-Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Culture
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
An Unauthorized Tour
Publication Date:
20080527
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
385

Related Subjects

Business » Business Law
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Blogs
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 385 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307449283 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and the control of a monied elite and special interests, offering an insightful study of a growing populist insurrection and its potential impact on the American political system. By the author of Hostile Takeover. 50,000 first printing.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.