Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Answering Back: Liberal R... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: FREE TRACKING ON ALL ORDERS! Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service can't be beat! Tracking included on all orders.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments Paperback – December 31, 2009

5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$25.95
$11.48 $0.01

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
Hot Button Issues
A fascinating history of how a small group of immensely wealthy ideologues have used their fortunes to push their extreme political views. Learn more | See related books
$25.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments
  • +
  • Making the Progressive Case: Towards a Stronger U.S. Economy
Total price: $51.90
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"With passion, disarming candor, and fair-minded analysis second to none, David Coates captures the pulse of American politics. Answering Back makes the best case yet for how to revitalize the Left—and outmaneuver the Right—in the political space broken open by the Obama presidency. If you are interested in the fate of American democracy and want to become a stakeholder you must read this book." —Joel Krieger, Norma Wilentz Hess professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Editor in Chief, The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World



"Answering Back is a very timely book. It will deepen the reader's understanding of the main issues in the debates between liberals and conservatives—especially those on the far right. The book is written from a liberal perspective, but it documents both the liberal and conservative sides of the issues. It achieves one of its main objectives very well—raising the quality of these debates." -Dr. Ray Marshall, University of Texas


"Aiming to defend and sustain the victories of President Obama and the Congressional Democrats in 2008, Coates expands and updates his previous volume, A Liberal Tool Kit (2007), which supports liberal candidates and investigates conservative and liberal arguments on eight policy issues in the US faced by the new Democratic administration: trickle-down economics and the role of public spending, welfare reform, social security, health care, immigration control, religious issues and the social agenda, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the causes of the financial meltdown. For each, he presents the conservative views and a point-by-point progressive response to them. The chapter on whether the economy was safe in Republican hands has been replaced by the chapter on the financial meltdown." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.



"With passion, disarming candor, and fair-minded analysis second to none, David Coates captures the pulse of American politics. Answering Back makes the best case yet for how to revitalize the Left—and outmaneuver the Right—in the political space broken open by the Obama presidency. If you are interested in the fate of American democracy and want to become a stakeholder you must read this book." —Joel Krieger, Norma Wilentz Hess professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Editor in Chief, The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World
 


"Answering Back is a very timely book.  It will deepen the reader's understanding of the main issues in the debates between liberals and conservatives—especially those on the far right.  The book is written from a liberal perspective, but it documents both the liberal and conservative sides of the issues.  It achieves one of its main objectives very well—raising the quality of these debates." -Dr. Ray Marshall, University of Texas

About the Author

David Coates holds the Worrell Chair of Anglo-American Studies, Department of Political Science at Wake Forest University, USA. He previously held personal chairs at the universities of Leeds and Manchester, UK. He is the author of The Labour Party and the Struggle for Socialism and Models of Capitalism: Growth and Stagnation in the World Economy (translated into Chinese and South Korean) and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (December 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441126937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441126931
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,796,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A must-have for liberals who enjoy an intelligent debate of contemporary political issues. Well-researched and thoughtful - for those who lack patience for talking heads and pundits.
Comment 4 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Really helpful book to show you both sides of the debate -- gives you the real story, the numbers, and punctures right through the demagoguery with cold hard facts.
Comment 5 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments
This item: Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments
Price: $25.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: look whose back, liberal and conservative