Moyers on Democracy

Author: Bill Moyers

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385525427

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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People know Bill Moyers from his many years of path-breaking journalism on television. But he is also one of America's most sought-after public speakers. In this collection of speeches, Moyers celebrates the promise of American democracy and offers a passionate defense of its principles of fairness and justice. Moyers on Democracy takes on crucial issues such as economic inequality, our broken electoral process, our weakened independent press, and the despoiling of the earth we share as our common gift. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Healing the Heart of Democracy

The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118970365

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmerquickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us thetools to do it. This timely, courageous and practicalwork—intensely personal as well as political—is notabout them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in ourstate capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's aboutus, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settingslike families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations andworkplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore agovernment "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him abestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" thatcan help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them inourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent andempowering call for "We the People" to reclaim ourdemocracy. The online journal Democracy & Educationcalled it "one of the most important books of the early 21stCentury." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said"This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that willbenefit from discussing it."
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Doing Democracy

The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

Author: Bill Moyer,JoAnn MacAllister,Mary Lou Finley Steven Soifer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865714182

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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An empowering guide to understanding the strategies behind successful social movements.
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The Political Pundits

Author: Dan D. Nimmo,James E. Combs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275935450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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The Political Pundits surveys in detail the small, elite group of persons who comment on and analyze politics in newspapers and newsmagazines, on political media. Dan Nimmo and James E. Combs discuss the key political role pundits play, their methods and strategies, and the potential danger they present to American political life. American democracy is being transformed into a punditocracy, which replaces serious citizen debate with discussion guided by show business values. Punditry, Nimmo and Combs argue, produces symbolic rather than effective healing of political ills, political paternalism rather than political reflection, and, in the end, public disenchantment with politics.
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Bill Moyers Journal

The Conversation Continues

Author: Bill Moyers

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues includes the very best of Bill Moyers’s conversations from the celebrated weekly PBS broadcast Bill Moyers Journal, with luminaries ranging from The Wire creator David Simon, anthropologist Jane Goodall, food journalist Michael Pollan, and many others. The book is an unparalleled entrée into the debates, the intellectual and cultural currents, and above all the fascinating people that have so powerfully shaped our times.
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Lament for America

Decline of the Superpower, Plan for Renewal

Author: Earl H. Fry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442603615

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Lament for America explores the major challenges to the status of the United States as a world superpower. In delving into the fundamental question of whether or not a relative decline is inevitable, the author recognizes that the changes faced over the next few decades will be more rapid and transformational than at any other period in American history. Lament for America offers concrete recommendations for renewal in areas such as defense policy, health care, education, and the environment, and serves as a useful guide to understanding how decisions will shape both the U.S. and global landscapes.
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Moyers on America

A Journalist and His Times

Author: Bill Moyer

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587810

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Over the years millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes. His television programs—covering topics ranging from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas—have made him one of America’s most recognized and honored journalists. In these pages, Moyers presents, for the first time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs—political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into American history with candid comments on today’s politics, Moyers delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the American experience. From his early years as a Texas journalist to his role as one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, top assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent and analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series, Moyers has been actively engaged in some of the most volatile episodes of the past fifty years. Drawing from this practical experience, he demonstrates a unique understanding of how American politics works and an enduring faith in the nation’s promises and possibilities. Whether reflecting on today’s climate of megamedia concentration, rampant corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.
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Watchdogs of Democracy?

The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public

Author: Helen Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416548610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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In the course of more than sixty years spent covering Washington politics, Helen Thomas has witnessed a raft of fundamental changes in the way news is gathered and reported. Gone are the days of frequent firsthand contact with the president. Now, the press sees the president only at tightly controlled and orchestrated press conferences. In addition, Thomas sees a growing -- and alarming -- reluctance among reporters to question government spokesmen and probe for the truth. The result has been a wholesale failure by journalists to fulfill what is arguably their most vital role in contemporary American life -- to be the watchdogs of democracy. Today's journalists, according to Thomas, have become subdued, compromised lapdogs. Here, the legendary journalist and bestselling author delivers a hard-hitting manifesto on the precipitous decline in the quality and ethics of political reportage -- and issues a clarion call for change. Thomas confronts some of the most significant issues of the day, including the jailing of reporters, the conservative swing in television news coverage, and the administration's increased insistence on "managed" news. But she is most emphatic about reporters' failure to adequately question President George W. Bush and White House spokesmen about the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, and on subjects ranging from homeland security to the economy. This, she insists, was a dire lapse. Drawing on her peerless knowledge of journalism, Washington politics, and nine presidential administrations, as well as frank interviews with leading journalists past and present, Thomas provides readers with a rich historical perspective on the roots of American journalism, the circumstances attending the rise and fall of its golden age, and the nature and consequences of its current shortcomings. The result is a powerful, eye-opening discourse on the state of political reportage -- as well as a welcome and inspiring demand for meaningful and lasting reform.
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Democracy

A Project by Group Material

Author: Brian Wallis

Publisher: New Press

ISBN: 9781565844995

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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A Village Voice Best Book of the Year, this collection of essays by contributors such as Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Henry Lewis Gates, Jr., "challenges accepted notions about the relationships between art, culture, politics, and 'the public'" (Art in America). Discussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series copublished with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.
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Losing Our Democracy

How Bush, the Far Right and Big Business Are Betraying America--And How to Stop It

Author: Mark Green

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402210433

Category: Political Science

Page: 438

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In 'Losing Our Democracy', Mark Green reveals in chilling detail how the far and religious right, a coalition of big business and, most shockingly, President Bush and his White House are in the process of sabotaging our democracy.
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