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The All New Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
The All New Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
by George Lakoff
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The essential progressive guide for the issues that define our future: climate, inequality, immigration, health care, and more Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff... (read more)

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
by Charles Krauthammer
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 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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It is often said that war is hell. But for many of the people who experience war first hand--civilians and soldiers alike--it is an emotionally intense and even exhilarating experience. War is an intoxicating and addictive elixir. It gives us purpose... (read more)

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Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
by Ian Haney-lopez
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Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race... (read more)

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American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
by Chris Hedges
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Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such... (read more)

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Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (A Progressive Guide to Action)
Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (A Progressive Guide to Action)
by George Lakoff
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Don't Think of An Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing?s stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States. Author George Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter... (read more)

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Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
by Joe Bageant
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Deer Hunting with Jesus is a hilarious, depressing, and painfully honest chronicle of an America often cited but rarely listened to: rural lower-class whites. With brilliant, spot-on detail, Joe Bageant reports on the historical, economic, and... (read more)

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Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision: A Progressive's Handbook
Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision: A Progressive's Handbook
by George Lakoff
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Two years ago George Lakoff published the bestselling Don't Think of an Elephant Its account of the conservative monopoly on effective framing touched off a national discussion about political language. It also gave rise to a chorus of pleas for more... (read more)

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Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges
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Pulitzer prize-winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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"The title might give the impression that this book would be at home on Patton's shelf, but a glance at the chapter headings shows the book's true heart and mind: 'The Myth of War,' 'The Plague of Nationalism,' 'The Highjacking and Recovery of Memory... (read more)

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Who Stole the American Dream?
Who Stole the American Dream?
by Hedrick Smith
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Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. In his bestselling The Russians, Smith... (read more)

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The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom
The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom
by David Kupelian
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Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation-from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does... (read more)

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The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
by David Mamet
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"My interest in politics began when I noticed that I acted differently than I spoke, that I had seen 'the government' commit sixty years of fairly unrelieved and catastrophic error nationally and internationally, that I not only hated every wasted hard... (read more)

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Swim against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow
Swim against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow
by Jim Hightower and Susan DeMarco
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America’s most irascible and hilarious curmudgeon turns a kind and benevolent eye toward brave, hardy, and hardworking souls around the country who have found ways to break free from corporate tentacles; redefine success in business, politics, and... (read more)

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The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress
The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress
by Chris Hedges
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Acclaimed journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges is one of the great moral voices of our age. He has the rare combination of decades of experience reporting from conflict zones in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, and... (read more)

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Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions
Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions
by Michael Savage
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In his first two books, radio sensation Michael Savage offered a blistering attack on the erosion of America's values. Now, in the third installment of his bold and biting trilogy, he offers provocative yet practical ways to reclaim our social, political,... (read more)

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Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
by Greg Gutfeld
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Greg Gutfeld is the host of Red Eye on the Fox News Channel and author of the New York Times bestseller The Joy of Hate. He is also a cohost of the Fox News political talk-show The Five. He blogs at The Daily Gut and is author of&... (read more)

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Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media Election Complex Is Destroying America
Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media Election Complex Is Destroying America
by John Nichols
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In the 2012 elections, $10 billion will be spent trying to buy your vote. In Dollarocracy, media scholar Robert W. McChesney and acclaimed journalist John Nichols show how elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises, managed by a new class... (read more)

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Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
by Ann Coulter
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“Liberals’ loyalty to the United States is off-limits as a subject of political debate. Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?” In a stunning follow-up to her number one... (read more)

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Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
by Mark Levin
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Don’t miss syndicated radio host and author Mark Levin's #1 New York Times acclaimed and longtime bestselling manifesto for the conservative movement. When nationally syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny appeared in the... (read more)

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