Dear Truthout Reader,
This month, we’re excited to offer some groundbreaking new books and DVDs as gifts with your contribution. When you order a Progressive Pick, you’ll not only help Truthout pay its bills – you’ll also support progressive authors and filmmakers.
Here are our most recent choices for you:
Rachel Maddow: "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power"
Truthout is offering you a reservation for "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power," an upcoming book by Rachel Maddow, which will be released in late March. Maddow makes a documented case - spiced with humor - that the US has a love affair with war. Frank Rich writes of "Drift": "In 'Drift,' Rachel Maddow brings her passion, wit, cool common sense and intellectual firepower to the epic and darkly farcical story of how America has declined into an overfunded and unchecked national security state."
Thomas Frank: "Pity the Billionaire"
Barbara Ehrenreich lavishes praise on the new book from Thomas Frank, the author of "What's the Matter With Kansas": "No one fools Thomas Frank, who is the sharpest, funniest, most intellectually voracious political commentator on the scene. In ‘Pity the Billionaire,’ he has written a brilliant exposé of the most breathtaking ruse in American political history: how the right turned the biggest capitalist breakdown since 1929 into an opportunity for themselves."
If you believe corporate personhood is a threat to democracy, then "Corporations Are Not People" is a must-read. Countering a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations is no easy task, but it is a necessary one. This just-published book by Jeffrey Clements provides you with the background and action options you need to become part of a growing movement to eliminate corporate personhood.
This persuasive, well-researched book by David Bacon focuses on undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America who are trying to survive economically or flee political oppression - and are labeled "illegal people" by the US government and politicians. Bacon shows how US trade policies and political support for corporate-friendly, anti-populist governments in southern nations play a large role in the desperate migration movement.
According to publisher W. W. Norton & Co., "Belén Fernández dissects the Friedman corpus with wit and journalistic savvy to expose newsroom practices that favor macho rhetoric over serious inquiry, a pacified readership over an empowered one, and reductionist analysis over integrity. ‘The Imperial Messenger’ is polemic at its best, relentless in its attack on this apologist for American empire and passionate in its commitment to justice."
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The Truthout Team
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