Why We're Liberals

Why We're Liberals

A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America

Book - 2008
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Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than "liberal"--yet public opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy. In this feisty, accessible primer, journalist and scholar Alterman sets out to restore liberalism to its rightful honored place in our political life as the politics of America's everyday citizens. In a crisply argued though extensively documented counterattack on right-wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of such canards as "Liberals Hate God" and "Liberals Are Soft on Terrorism," reclaiming liberalism from the false definitions foisted upon it by the right and repeated everywhere else. This book brings clarity and perspective to what has often been a one-sided debate for nothing less than the heart and soul of America.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
ISBN: 9780670018604
0670018600
Characteristics: 401 p. ;,24 cm.

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Mar 21, 2016

Alterman hit's back at the conservative demagogues with unapologetic efficiency. Good Read !!!

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Mar 26, 2016

" The list of right-wing "chickenhawks" --those who support the use of force as an instrument of policy but were unwilling to serve on active duty themselves---includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, top presidential adviser Karl Rove, Iraq War planners Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Elliot Abrams, I.Lewis Libby, and John Bolton, and many more. In the conservative congressional leadership, including the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), third-ranking in the Senate Rick Santorum, and former majority leader Trent Lott;in the House, Speaker Dennis Hastert, House majority leader Tom Delay former speaker Newt Gingrich, House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, former house Majority leader Dick Armey,and virtually every other pro-war Republican. Among prominent political pundits who demanded war, almost none could claim the wisdom and experience that even a brief enlistment in the military might have provided."

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