America (the Book)

America (the Book)

A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Book - 2004
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Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots, deliver a hilarious look at American government.American-style democracy is the worlds most beloved form of government, which explains why so many other nations are eager for us to impose it on them. But what is American democracy? In AMERICA (THE BOOK), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and exploring the reasons why concepts like one man, one vote, government by the people, and every vote counts have become such popular urban myths. Topics include: Ancient Rome: The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White; The Media: Can it Be Stopped?; and more!

Baker & Taylor
Offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

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Iconoclastic, subversive, hilarious, and vulgar, Jon Stewart of the "Daily Show" is a major source of news for the 20-something set as well as older television watchers numbed by conventional reporting. Packed with jokes, this mock textbook, with the familiar stamp on the inside cover reading "This book is the property of..." contains chapters packed with ludicrous charts and maps, sidebars, illustrations, and "were you aware?" and discussion questions. Prominent among the features are a foldout chart of the "shadow government" and an infamous "dress the Supreme Court" page depicting the justices in the nude. And there's plenty more. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Books, 2004
Description: xi, 227, 15 p. : ill, maps ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9780446532686
0446532681
Branch Call Number: 973.0207 Ste
Additional Contributors: Karlin, Ben.
Javerbaum, David.

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SPPL_János Mar 15, 2018

This lavishly illustrated parody of your old social studies textbooks successfully translates the humor of "The Daily Show" into print form.

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