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Author Roth, Zachary, author.

Title The great suppression : voting rights, corporate cash, and the conservative assault on democracy / Zachary Roth.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  320.52 ROT    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  320.520973 ROT    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  320.52 ROT    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  320.5209 ROT    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  320.52 ROT    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 246 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Block The Vote -- The Platinum Age -- What Happened In Denton -- Rigging The Playing Field -- The New Judicial Activism -- Pushing The Boundaries -- Joining The Battle.
Summary "A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs--and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws, boosting candidates backed by big money. It would be worrying enough if these were just schemes for partisan advantage. But the reality is even more disturbing. As reporter Zachary Roth reveals, a growing number of Republicans distrust the very idea of democracy--and they're doing everything they can to limit it. In The Great Suppression, Roth unearths the deep historical roots of this anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern-day proponents: The GOP officials pushing to make it harder to cast a ballot; the lawyers looking to scrap all limits on money in politics; the libertarian scholars reclaiming judicial activism to roll back the New Deal; and the corporate lobbyists working to ban local action on everything from the minimum wage to the environment. And he travels from Rust Belt cities to southern towns to show us how these efforts are hurting the most vulnerable Americans and preventing progress on pressing issues. A sharp, searing polemic in the tradition of Rachel Maddow and Matt Taibbi, The Great Suppressionis an urgent wake-up call about a threat to our most cherished values, and a rousing argument for why we need democracy now more than ever"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Conservatism -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
Right-wing extremists -- United States.
Voting -- United States.
Campaign funds -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
HISTORY -- United States -- 21st Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Conservatism & Liberalism.
Campaign funds. (OCoLC)fst00844844
Conservatism. (OCoLC)fst00875582
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Right-wing extremists. (OCoLC)fst01097938
Voting. (OCoLC)fst01169232
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Online version: Roth, Zachary. Great suppression. First edition. New York : Crown, 2016 9781101905784 (DLC) 2016013542
ISBN 9781101905760 (hardback)
110190576X (hardback)
9781101905777 (paperback)
1101905778 (paperback)

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