Voices of Dissent

ISBN-10: 0205251714
ISBN-13: 9780205251711
Edition: 9th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $112.80
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

Updated in its 9th edition,Voices of Dissent is the only reader to offer a systematic series of critical perspectives on American politics. One third of the articles in this edition are new, keeping pace with the issues and topics of these dynamic political times. In an environment of fierce public debate over the ability of our democracy to meet the needs of its members, this volume addresses issues central to our political life in the twenty-first century. It prompts readers to question ideology, think critically, and act globally.

Preface
Introduction: Why a Critical Reader?
Structure
Democracy and Political Economy
Frances Moore Lapp�" The Straightjacket of Thin Democracy
Susan George A Short History of Neo-Liberalism
Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, and Mark Weller Why Does the Air Stink? Corporate Power and Public Policy
Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster Capitalism and the Environment
Ideology and Political Culture
Jennifer L. Hochschild What Is the American Dream?
James Gustave Speth Happiness and the American Dream
Ira Chernus The Theology of American Empire
Robert Jensen The Greatest Nation on Earth
Constitutional and State Structures
Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers American Exceptionalism and the Politics of Fragmentation
Kenneth M. Dolbeare and Linda Medcalf The Dark Side of the Constitution
Brooke Allen Our Godless Constitution
Howard Zinn Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident
Politics and Institutions
Mass Media and Politics
Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols The Death and Life of American Journalism
W. Lance Bennett News Content and Illusion: Four Information Biases That Matter
John Atlas and Peter Dreier Why ACORN Fell: The Times, Lies, and Videotape
Bill Moyers "Facts Still Matter…": The Need for an Independent Media
Parties and Elections
Thomas Frank What's the Matter with America?
Paul Street and Anthony DiMaggio The Myth of the Tea Party
Lawrence Lessig Democracy after Citizens United: The Supreme Court and Campaign Finance
Katrina vanden Heuvel Just Democracy: The Crisis and Opportunity in American Elections
Congress
John C. Berg Congress and Big Business
Common Cause Democracy on Drugs: How a Bill Really Becomes a Law
Matt Taibbi Wall Street's Big Win: The Charade of Financial Reform
Patricia Siplon and William F. Grover Congressional Inertia: Iron Triangles Old and New
The Presidency
Michael A. Genovese The Limits of Presidential Power
Bruce Miroff The Presidential Spectacle
Tom Engelhardt Militarism and the American Presidency
Joseph G. Peschek The Obama Presidency and the Economic Crisis
Law and the Courts
Jeffrey Rosen Supreme Court Inc.
Saul Cornell New Originalism: A Constitutional Scam
Patricia J. Williams This Dangerous Patriot's Game
R. Claire Snyder-Hall Neo-Patriarchy and the Anti-Homosexual Agenda
Politics and Vision
Political Challenges at Home and Abroad
Barbara Ehrenreich Kicking People When They're Down: Poverty in America
Walter Benn Michaels Race, Gender, and Class in U.S. Politics
Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway Merchants of Doubt
Noam Chomsky 9/11 and the Imperial Mentality
Visions of a New Democracy
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter From Birmingham Jail
Naomi Klein Reclaiming the Commons
Jared Bernstein All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy
Bill McKibben Deep Economy: Reimagining Growth and Progress
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