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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

di Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin

Altri autori: Samantha Bee (Additional material), Rich Blomquist (Writer), Steve Bodow (Writer), Tim Carvell (Writer), Stephen Colbert (Additional material)12 altro, Rob Corddroy (Additional material), Eric Drysdale (Writer), J.R. Havlan (Writer), Brendan Hay (Additional material), Ed Helms (Additional material), Scott Jacobson (Writer), Thomas Jefferson (Prefazione), Tom Johnson (Writer), Rob Kutner (Writer), Chris Regan (Writer), Jason Reich (Writer), Jason Ross (Writer)

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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 world's 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!… (altro)
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  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
Rated: B
What a wit. Found myself giggling on almost every page. Fun read. ( )
  jmcdbooks | Dec 25, 2020 |
I read this book towards the end of 2003. I do remember liking it, and now that I look back, I still think it is a lot better than Colbert's book, which I reviewed here as well. ( )
  bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |
cute. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
While humorous, there are some very cringe-worthy moments in this book. Mostly the overemphasis on using r*tard as an insult, and accusing people they don't like of being "secretly gay" (as we know, the worst possible insult to a straight). It just got tiring.

It does give a succinct look at American Democracy, from the different branches of government to the history of the nation. The book helps explain the functions of the executive branch, the checks and balances of the Senate and Congress, and the judicial branch. There is a brief look at the possible future of America. The final chapter consists of infographics covering the rest of the world, and why, in the writers' opinions, it's not worth going.

Even though the book is now dated, being from 2004, there are still some poignant facts through the haze of rude punch-downs and occasional poorly executed jokes. Still worth a read, I think.

I do like how the whole book is laid out like a classic school textbook. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Jan 12, 2019 |
Stewart and his co-authors (there are 18 of them!) have few illusions about transforming the American electorate with this instructional tome.

But they aren't altogether pessimistic: "Even if there isn't a Jefferson or Hamilton among you," they conclude, "if you just smash together the basic ideas of this book you're bound to wind up with something better than North Korea."
 

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Jon Stewartautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Javerbaum, Davidautore principaletutte le edizioniconfermato
Karlin, Benautore principaletutte le edizioniconfermato
Bee, SamanthaAdditional materialautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Blomquist, RichWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Bodow, SteveWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Carvell, TimWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Colbert, StephenAdditional materialautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Corddroy, RobAdditional materialautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Drysdale, EricWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Havlan, J.R.Writerautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Hay, BrendanAdditional materialautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Helms, EdAdditional materialautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Jacobson, ScottWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Jefferson, ThomasPrefazioneautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Johnson, TomWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Kutner, RobWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Regan, ChrisWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Reich, JasonWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Ross, JasonWriterautore secondariotutte le edizioniconfermato
PentagramDesignerautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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"It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not the few."
— Pericles
"Yes, Pericles, but have you gotten a load of the many?"
— Socrates
"Jefferson, you're on the two. Hamilton? You get the ten. I'm calling dibs on the one. That's all me, baby. What's that, Adams? You wanted the one? All right, that's it: You don't get to be on anything. That's right, I'm taking back the quarter. Anyone else want to complain? I didn't think so."
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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 world's 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!

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