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The Tea Party has been the most high profile and controversial social movement in the US of recent times. But real analysis of the Tea Party remains slim - is it a genuine social movement or a topdown interest group created by the Republican Party and corporate funding? Crashing the Tea Party is based on first-hand observation of local Tea Party chapters, and undertakes a ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Routledge (first published May 28th 2011)
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A good, and needed, examination of the Tea Party as a mass-mediated phenomenon (as opposed to a "grassroots" movement). The editing/proofing, though, seemed sloppy at times, and the sometimes-preachy style probably won't do anything for those not already convinced of the authors' point of view.
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Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of six books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era(New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppressio ...more