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

Roth, Zachary. (Author).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 320.52 ROTH (Text) 33946003134363 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 10/31/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 320.5209 ROT (Text) 39391006765919 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 320.5209 Roth (Text) 31208912481225 new non-fiction Checked out 11/09/2016
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 320.520973 Roth (Text) 78292000358165 Adult New Book Collection Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9781101905760
  • ISBN: 110190576X
  • ISBN: 9781101905777
  • ISBN: 1101905778
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-235) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The great Obama freakout -- 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, etc.: "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.
"A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy"-- 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.

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