The Resource Just How Stupid Are We? : Facing the Truth About the American Voter

Just How Stupid Are We? : Facing the Truth About the American Voter

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Just How Stupid Are We? : Facing the Truth About the American Voter
Title
Just How Stupid Are We?
Title remainder
Facing the Truth About the American Voter
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eng
Summary
Fifty percent of Americans can name four characters from “The Simpsons," but only two out of five can name all three branches of the federal government. No more than one in seven can find Iraq on a map. Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid. In Just How Stupid Are We?, best-selling author Rick Shenkman takes aim at our great national piety: the wisdom of the American people. American democracy is as direct as it's ever been—but voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power. At once a powerful indictment of voter apathy and political indifference, Just How Stupid Are We? also provides concrete proposals for reforming our institutions—the government, the media, civic organizations, political parties—to make them work better for the American people. But first, Shenkman argues, we must reform ourselves
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Shenkman, Richard
LC call number
JK1764 -- .S534 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Political culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century
  • Political participation -- United States -- History -- 21st century
  • United States -- Civilization -- 21st century
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
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Just How Stupid Are We? : Facing the Truth About the American Voter
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=625179
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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txt
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Contents
Praise -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Author's Note -- 1 - The Problem -- 2 - Gross Ignorance -- 3 - Are the Voters Irrational? -- 4 - The Importance of Myths -- 5 - Giving Control to the People -- 6 - The Power of Television -- 7 - Our Dumb Politics: The Big Picture -- 8 - Our Mindless Debate About 9/11 -- 9 - We Can't Even Talk About How Stupid We Are -- Coda: Hope -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Sources -- Index -- Copyright Page
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EBC625179
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unknown
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1 online resource (257 pages)
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online
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9780465012572
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC625179
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL625179
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10288588
  • (CaONFJC)MIL244950
  • (OCoLC)694729345
Label
Just How Stupid Are We? : Facing the Truth About the American Voter
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=625179
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Praise -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Author's Note -- 1 - The Problem -- 2 - Gross Ignorance -- 3 - Are the Voters Irrational? -- 4 - The Importance of Myths -- 5 - Giving Control to the People -- 6 - The Power of Television -- 7 - Our Dumb Politics: The Big Picture -- 8 - Our Mindless Debate About 9/11 -- 9 - We Can't Even Talk About How Stupid We Are -- Coda: Hope -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Sources -- Index -- Copyright Page
Control code
EBC625179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465012572
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC625179
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL625179
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10288588
  • (CaONFJC)MIL244950
  • (OCoLC)694729345

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