Glenn Greenwald has a new book out — "Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics." As online denizens well know, it’s a topic that Glenn has been mining for years:
That’s the objective of this book — to put these right-wing leaders under that same microscope and to apply the same standards to them — the ones used successfully by them and their media allies to mock and destroy the personality and character of their opponents in order to win elections. Having the Right subjected to those same standards, and examining the media’s central role in this process, is what is virtually never heard in the establishment press. A book about these themes which ends up succeeding and being widely read can force those arguments into the wider public discourse, which is where they need to be in order to be truly effective.
We’re going to be doing a lot of stuff to promote it, including cosponsoring book signings with Drinking Liberally in DC and New York, and Glenn will be here at the Book Salon on Saturday, April 19. In the past, we’ve managed to push Glenn’s other books to #1 on Amazon even in the face of zero marketing dollars spent by the publisher, so let’s see if we can do it again.
The wingnut welfare queens have their books bought onto the New York Times bestseller list, and their ideas thus are able to penetrate much further than if they had to survive on their own merits. Please help us do the same for our team’s very best, Glenn Greenwald — without whose heroic efforts I have no doubt we’d have retroactive telecom immunity today — and buy a copy of his book.