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July 08, 2005

We the People   (book)

We the People: A Call to Take Back America
We the People: A Call to Take Back America

Thom Hartmann, the acclaimed author of Unequal Protection and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, tells a compelling story -- of how a government of, by, and for the people has been replaced by corporate domination. Through brilliant analysis and imaginative illustrations, this fully graphic book illuminates the central dynamics of American politics. Some of Hartmann’s op-ed pieces from CommonDreams.org have been turned into a 216-page comic book...for adults and older teenagers. The illustrations really open up the content -- the profound, existing dangers and several critical steps for reversing course. The thrust of the book is towards creating a grassroots progressive movement and transforming the Democratic Party. It lays out why the threats to democracy are so great and the stakes so high, as “America faces its greatest challenge since the Civil War.”

This book has some great points in places. I completely agree with the author's assertion that we need to get rid of corporate personhood, which is really the main thrust of the book. I also agree that winning a state election shouldn't be an all-or-nothing thing, the electoral votes should be divided up according to the vote split. I however vigorously disagree with the idea that healthcare, transportation infrastructure, septic systems and education are part of "the Commons, ... the necessities and commonalities of life".

Posted by yargevad at July 8, 2005 11:12 PM

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