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Over the Cliff by John Amato
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Feb 06, 2011

it was amazing
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For those who follow current events closely, there will be few surprises in Over the Cliff. The book reviews many of the events that have occurred in the two years since the inauguration of President Obama, placing them in the context of the history of conservative extremism in the United States. By documenting the scope and extent of the misinformation, fear tactics, and violent rhetoric employed by the Right—and the extent to which that radical right has become almost synonymous with the Republican Party—it does convey a real sense of urgency.

After describing “the conservative movement’s longtime embrace of the politics of resentment,” authors Amato and Neiwart advocate the need for ethical, progressive-minded citizens to be “called back to the fray, engaged anew, and empowered to take the nation down another road.”

Highly recommended for those deluded by the propaganda on hate-talk radio and Fox News, as well as those rightfully concerned about the actions of others who are.
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