You Call this a Democracy?
Paul Kivel, author & Alberto Ledesma, illustrator
The Apex Press
777 United Nations Plaza, Suite 3C, New York, NY 10017
1891843265 $17.95 www.cipa-apex.org
You Call This A Democracy?: Who Benefits, Who Pays, and Who Really Decides? is a cutting, no-holds-barred examination of who really holds the the powern in America. Scrutinizing the richest and most earthshaking segment of American society, whose decisions have profound repercussions upon the wages, taxes, health, and even survival of all other classes, You Call This A Democracy? is a severe wake-up call and a siren warning against oligarchy. Chapters specifically address how the powerful use lobbyists, de-regulation, campaign contributions and more to stay in power, how the ruling class increases its wealth through military excursions, corporate welfare, and privatization, why the media does not focus its attention on the ruling class, the many distractions that keep ordinary people of being aware of the situation, and more. A keenly written and biting expose of divide-and-conquer techniques used en masse in the modern era.
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|Publication:||Small Press Bookwatch|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2004|
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