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Dime's Worth of Difference

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Publisher Comments:

You hear the drumbeats every day: Anybody But Bush, Anybody But Bush. The rampage of the President and his gang of neo-cons and corporadoes is presented by many liberal powerbrokers as a uniquely evil experience in the history of the American republic. Bush is cast as Hitler, and it becomes a moral imperative for progressives to rally behind any Democrat, because in comparison to an American Hitler, all challengers must be benign. Right?—Wrong.

Dime’s Worth of Difference shatters these myths once and for all. A must-read in this election year, it’s the new collection edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, editors of the hugely popular radical website CounterPunch.org and the investigative newsletter CounterPunch.

From judicial nominees to the environmental pillage, economic policy to health care, military aggression to civil liberties, the Democrats and Republicans have acted as a two-headed beast, pursuing the same policies, often underwritten by the same financial sponsors. Both parties insist that there are real differences that divide them. But after 12 years of Clinton/Bush, those differences are harder than ever to detect. Only the rhetoric, backed by scare tactics, remains. In Dime’s Worth of Difference, Cockburn and St. Clair, and a team of CounterPunch writers, blow away the rhetorical smog that has polluted our politics for the last few decades.

Dime’s Worth of Difference shows, for all who dare look, that the fake choice of the lesser of two evils still leaves you with evil. It doesn’t matter which door you chose. This timely book calls on progressives to begin a new movement outside the death-embrace of the Democratic Party.

Nationally syndicated journalists Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair have co-authored numerous best--sellers, including Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and The Press, Washington Babylon and Al Gore: A User’s Manual.

Book News Annotation:

Editors and writers of CounterPunch, radical newsletter and website show how both the mainstream US political parties are fattened by the same roster of corporate contributors, bow to the desires of defense contractors and media conglomerates, hawk an economic program that shifts money to the super-rich, and imprison the poor with starvation wages or behind bars. Their underlying argument is that social movements shape parties, not the other way around. Most of the 23 essays do not have bibliographies.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A must-read this election year. CounterPunch challenges the two-headed beast of the Democrat and Republican parties.

Synopsis:

ultural Writing. From judicial nominees to the environmental pillage, economic policy to health care, military aggression to civil liberties, the Democrats and Republicans have acted as a two-headed beast, pursuing the same policies, often underwritten by the same financial sponsors. Both parties insist that there are real differences that divide them. But after 12 years, of Clinton/Bush, those differences are harder than ever to detect. Only the rhetoric, backed by scare tactics, remains. In DIME'S WORTH OF DIFFERENCE, Cockburn and St. Claire, and a team of COUNTERPUNCH writers, blow away the rhetorical smog that has polluted our politics for the last few decades. This timely book calls on progressives to begin a new movement outside the death-embrace of the Democratic Party.

Synopsis:

For all who dare look, this timely book shows how voting for the lesser evil candidate still leaves the American people with evil. It calls on progressives to begin a new movement outside the death-embrace of the Democratic Party.

About the Author

Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he is the editor of the online journal Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal Counterpunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout. Jeffrey St. Clair is an award-winning investigative journalist, co-editor of political newsletter CounterPunch and author of nine books, including Grand Theft Pentagon (2005)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904859031
Editor:
Cockburn, Alexander
Editor:
St Clair, Jeffrey
Editor:
Cockburn, Alexander
Editor:
St Clair, Jeffrey
Author:
Jeffrey St. Clair
Author:
St Clair, Jeffrey
Author:
Cockburn, Alexander
Publisher:
AK Press
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political culture -- United States.
Subject:
Republican party (u.s.: 1854-)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Parties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Counterpunch
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.7 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
A must-read this election year. CounterPunch challenges the two-headed beast of the Democrat and Republican parties.
"Synopsis" by , ultural Writing. From judicial nominees to the environmental pillage, economic policy to health care, military aggression to civil liberties, the Democrats and Republicans have acted as a two-headed beast, pursuing the same policies, often underwritten by the same financial sponsors. Both parties insist that there are real differences that divide them. But after 12 years, of Clinton/Bush, those differences are harder than ever to detect. Only the rhetoric, backed by scare tactics, remains. In DIME'S WORTH OF DIFFERENCE, Cockburn and St. Claire, and a team of COUNTERPUNCH writers, blow away the rhetorical smog that has polluted our politics for the last few decades. This timely book calls on progressives to begin a new movement outside the death-embrace of the Democratic Party.
"Synopsis" by , For all who dare look, this timely book shows how voting for the lesser evil candidate still leaves the American people with evil. It calls on progressives to begin a new movement outside the death-embrace of the Democratic Party.
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