Why We're Liberals by Eric Alterman

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The bestselling author and Newsweek columnist takes a characteristically irreverent look at the rampant mistreatment of liberals and liberalism

The "most honest and incisive media critic writing today"(National Catholic Reporter), Eric Alterman is committed to restoring the liberal tradition to its honored place as the political philosophy of mainstream American citizens. In this bracing and well-documented counterattack on right- wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of the canards and false definitions that have been foisted upon liberals by the right and have been accepted unquestioningly by nearly everyone else. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in America.


About Eric Alterman

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ERIC ALTERMAN is a bestselling author and Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; a columnist for The Nation, The Forward, and The Daily Beast; and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, the Nation Institute, and the World Policy Institute. He lives in New York City.KEVIN MATTSON is the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he lives.
Published March 13, 2008 by Penguin Books. 428 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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If it has never before occurred to you that conservative polemicists might sometimes be dishonest or hypocritical, then this book will offer a good remedial education: for example, a long chapter called “Why Do Liberals Hate Patriotism?” contains lists of famous liberal military veterans and equa...

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However, Alterman's assessment of the contradictions, misinformation and foul play by conservatives in order to taint the word ""liberal"" in the cultural context is particularly interesting when held up against extensive research revealing that the majority of Americans are ""liberal"" when it c...

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