FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Bunch, The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, Hi-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama

By: Sunday September 12, 2010 1:59 pm

It’s been quite a few years. While the usual suspects on the Professional Right threaten to burn books, those of us in the reality-based community sometimes peer at them to try and make sense of an ongoing economic disaster and resulting surge in right-wing populism. These two gale-wind crises, working in unison, have given rise to both an inexorable oligarchic elite on the one hand, and on the other, a cavalcade of angry, middle-aged, portly, pasty whites wearing funny hats and saying not-so funny things about Americans and America.

Luckily for us, the past few months have provided some masterful works that have provided insight both into what has happened and what will happen, if we don’t take the violent and sometimes merely threatening deadly serious.

That’s where the great Will Bunch comes in–

 

Well, Which Is It?

By: Friday July 16, 2010 6:01 pm

I’m terribly confused. Is the GOP the Law and Order Anti-Terrorist Party, or the Protect Serial Killers and Let Any Random Maniac Buy a Gun Party?

‘The Real McCain’

By: Thursday May 29, 2008 10:53 am

When John McCain showed up to campaign recently in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., union members were there to ask him about his role in awarding a major military contract to a foreign company. Word has it, he encouraged the U.S. Department of Defense in February to give a $40 billion-to-$100 billion contract for the construction of Air Force refueling tankers to Northrop Grumman and to the European firm EADS, which makes the Airbus, rather than U.S.-based Boeing.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Cliff Schecter

By: Wednesday April 23, 2008 12:00 pm

(Please welcome Cliff Schecter, author of The Real McCain in the comments — jh)

Cliff Schecter has long been the progressive’s dream — capable of going on Fox news without losing his cool or getting pwnd by some lame Republican, arguing from the Democratic side with intelligence, succinctness and passion. But with the publication of his new book, The Real McCain, he’s got John McCain on the run.

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