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Kabuki Democracy
The System vs. Barack Obama


In this agenda-setting essay, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama's many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made the keeping of Obama's campaign promises all but impossible.

Brilliantly blending incisive political analysis with a clear agenda for change, Kabuki Democracy cuts through the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media analysis to demonstrate that genuine "change" will come to America only when people care enough to challenge the system.

about Eric Alterman

  • Eric Alterman is a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English?and Journalism, a media columnist for the Nation, a Senior?Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the author of?seven books, including the national bestsellers What Liberal?Media? and The Book on Bush. He lives in New York City.

other editions

  • Paperback | ISBN 9781568586595
    Pub date: 01/11/2011 | Price: $14.99 / 17.50 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    5.000 x 8.000 | 224 Pages
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • eBook | ISBN 9781568586656
    Pub date: 01/11/2011 | Price: $9.99 / 12.99 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    224 Pages
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General