Coupon
Just How Stupid Are We? : Facing the Truth about the American Voter
by Rick Shenkman


Overview - Fifty percent of Americans can name four characters from "The Simpsons," but only two out of five can name all three branches of the federal government. No more than one in seven can find Iraq on a map. Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid.

In Just How Stupid Are We?  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $16.99
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 13.59

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 30 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About Just How Stupid Are We? by Rick Shenkman
 
 
 
Overview
Fifty percent of Americans can name four characters from "The Simpsons," but only two out of five can name all three branches of the federal government. No more than one in seven can find Iraq on a map. Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid.

In Just How Stupid Are We?, best-selling author Rick Shenkman takes aim at our great national piety: the wisdom of the American people. American democracy is as direct as it's ever been--but voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power. At once a powerful indictment of voter apathy and political indifference, Just How Stupid Are We? also provides concrete proposals for reforming our institutions--the government, the media, civic organizations, political parties--to make them work better for the American people. But first, Shenkman argues, we must reform ourselves.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780465014934
  • ISBN-10: 0465014933
  • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 242


Related Categories

Books > Political Science > Political Process - General
Books > History > United States - 21st Century
Books > Political Science > American Government - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews