Monday, November 29, 2010

Recent Books on Right Wing USA

--Atlas, John. Seeds of Change. Vanderbilt UP, 2010. Defends ACORN from right-wing malice. See Michael Schudson and Julia Sonnevend, “In ACORN’s Shadow,” Columbia Journalism Rev. (Nov. Dec. 2010): Studies 647 stories on ACORN during 2007-08: ACORN’s alleged voter fraud “was absurdly hyped for partisan advantage; the national media were steamrolled into promoting…a ‘disingenuous controversy’; and ACORN twisted in the wind.”
--Berlet, Chip. Right Wing Populism in America and editor of Eyes Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash. And video: “Right Wing Populism in America,” June 8, 2010.; 508-548-9063.
--Greenwald, Glenn. Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics. Examines the deceitful personality-based tactics the right uses to win elections, and the establishment media's vital role.
-Jenkins, Philip. Decade of Nightmares: The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America. Oxford, 2010.
----Press, Bill. Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves. Bill Press, 2010.
--Alexander Zaitchick. Common Nonsense. On Glenn Beck.

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