Regime Change Begins at Home by Charles Derber
Freeing America from Corporate Rule

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Since 1980, America has been run by a corporate regime that has co-opted both political parties and shifted sovereignty from "we the people" to trans-national corporations. The result has been job insecurity for millions of workers, debts as far as the eye can see, and a dangerous quest for global domination. Democracy itself has been undermined and the Constitution weakened. This regime must be overturned! And, as Charles Derber demonstrates in his provocative new book, it can be. After all, Derber points out, there have been other corporate regimes in American history, although this latest version is by far the most extreme. Still, the corporate regimes of the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties were overturned. To create regime change again, it will require bold, creative strategies, uniting progressives and conservatives in a new politics, which Derber outlines in detail. Regime Change Begins at Home exposes the many lies the corporate regime has used to maintain itself throughout its history, from the Cold War to the Iraq war, with a particular emphasis on how the Bush administration has cynically sought to, as Condelezza Rice once put it, "capitalize on the opportunities" presented by 9/11. Derber reveals how the Bush administration has used the so-called "war on terror" to frighten and distract the public. But regime change is possible. In Part III, Derber lays out the vision of a new regime, describing the social movements now fighting to achieve it, and the major new political realignment-one spanning the traditional conservative-liberal divide-that can make it happen. Derber does not minimize the difficulty of the task ahead, but he offers hope and specific, sophisticated, often surprising advice for defeating the regime and returning America to its citizens.
 

About Charles Derber

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Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. His op-eds, essays, and interviews have appeared in "NewsdayHis op-eds, essays, and interviews have appeared in "Newsday", "The Boston Globe", "Newsweek", "Business Week", "Time", ", "The Boston Globe", "Newsweek", "Business Week", "Time", and other magazines. He speaks frequently on "National Publiand other magazines. He speaks frequently on "National Public Radio", on talk radio, and on television. His internationac Radio", on talk radio, and on television. His internationally acclaimed books have been reviewed by "The New York Timelly acclaimed books have been reviewed by "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", and many othes", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", and many other media sources. He recently published "Greed to Green: Solvr media sources. He recently published "Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy" (Paradigm 2010)ing Climate Change and Remaking the Economy" (Paradigm 2010). .
 
Published July 1, 2004 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 291 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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