America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780713998948
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    America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Reviews

  • Jason Koivu

    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 mi...

  • Jessica

    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 ...

  • J.G. Keely

    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 beli...

  • Martin

    A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. Note - the last word is not a mistake.The greatest democracy in the world is explained to people who live in it, or don't understand it, or fear itCh. 1: Democ...

  • Sofia

    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 ...

  • Rand

    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 o...

  • Jason

    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 a...

  • Jenna

    I listened to the audio version of this book on both legs of a cross-country trip. I'll warn others who are thinking of doing the same that you will either be stifling your laughter to not bother your...

  • Mike H

    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, bu...

  • Pris robichaud

    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...