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Banana Republicans: How the Right Wing is Turning America Into a One-Party State

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The bestselling authors of Weapons of Mass Deception expose how the "right-wing conspiracy," as represented by the GOP and its mouthpieces in media, lobbying groups, and the legal system, is undermining dissent and squelching pluralistic politics in America.

The U.S. economy is on the ropes, fear grips the nation, and we are embroiled in two overseas military quagmires wi
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 24th 2004 by Tarcher
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Banana Republicans: How the Right Wing is Turning America Into a One-Party State, Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004

This book looks at how the Republicans, now in control of every major part of the federal government (Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court and the mass media), are now working to maintain and strengthen that hold through manipulation of the American political culture.

Republicans have worked hard, and very methodically, for at least the last 20 ye
I read this awhile back...This was just a few years ago.
Times seemed to have suddenly changed. Actually many of
the mean vicious S.O.B.s in the book will most likely turn
up again...The book deals partly with the Clinton years. The
rightwing war against Obama will most likely be much nastier
than the war against the Clintons.
Tom Darrow
I must admit, I am a sucker for Rampton and Stauber's writing. I've never really been "wowed" by anything they've written, but it is usually well-researched (albeit in a one-sided way). Nothing world-changing in what they write, so it does little more than add fuel to fires that are already burning.
witty and whatnot, but authors really are at their best discussing the PR industry as it relates to consumer protection. (their thoughts on the PR of warfare are worthwhile , too.)
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