America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Read Online Free - Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots, deliver a hilarious look at American government.
American-style democracy is the world's most beloved form of government, which explains why so many other nations are eager for us to impose it on them. But what is American democracy? In America (The Book), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and exploring the reasons why concepts like one man, one vote, government by the people, and every vote counts have become such popular urban myths. Topics include: Ancient Rome: The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White; The Media: Can it Be Stopped?; and more!
|Title||:||America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction|
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October 29, 2014
America (The Book) is not the Daily Show, but it's damn close.
This is one of those cases where it might seem like a good idea to listen to the audiobook and hear the actors' deliveries in order to mimic the feeling of watching the tv show as much as possible. However, then you'd miss out on the...
January 04, 2008
I really associate this book with the lead-up to and outcome of the last presidential election, and so while I remember really enjoying this a lot at the time I read it, every time I look at it now I get a heavy, sick feeling deep in my bowels, and I kind of feel like killing myself. It makes me...
April 13, 2017
what a hoot! rtc!
June 27, 2007
I know Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, and Colbert are more honest and reliable news sources than the rest of the media, I just don't believe it.
Ironically, it is that same gap between knowledge and belief that has resulted in this sad state.
the reactionary, opinionated pundits keep talking down to...
October 21, 2014
Published on my book blog.
I'm a big fan of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, but for some reason I'd never felt curious to read any of their books until this year. I considered starting with Earth (the book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race, but thought I'd go through this older one first.
October 07, 2011
I must admit, I’m quite a fan of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. In a sea of ridiculous immature and unethical news reporting brought to us by the big corporations, Stewart is not only hilarious, but often offers key insight. It is sad to me that a comedy show, brought to us by the same network tha...
April 28, 2016
This was a quick read, I hate politics and find it boring and full of nonsensical bull****, but I enjoyed this book and even though it is full of slanderous lies I feel I have learnt quite a bit. It also raises some important questions like
"If con is the opposite of pro, then is congress the oppo...
January 04, 2009
I Laughed, I Cried,, I Wept A Little, and Laughed Again, 19 Nov 2006
"This book has many fine qualities, but its cavalier disregard for accuracy of quotations, its insufficient scholarly documentation, its often quixotic use of illustrations, and its frequent usage of inappropriate language and w...
August 18, 2015
I have lost track of the number of pristine copies of this book I have found on the side of the road.
I have also lost track of the total quantity of marijuana I have broken up upon the pristine copy of this book I decided to take home.
I have also lost track of where said copy ever went. It's real...
April 28, 2008
If you are at all familiar with The Daily Show With John Stewart, then you pretty much know what this book will be like. Two notes:
(1) The book is also a parody of school textbooks, from the obvious (and great) "Classroom Activities" at the end of each chapter to more subtle touches like the bol...