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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers (September 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977954595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977954599
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,758,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Judith Kitzes on September 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
Alicia Morgan has raised a compelling question in her book, The Price of Right: How the Conservative Agenda Has Failed America (and Always Will). The Price of Right.</a> The question seems simple: "Why do people consistently vote against their own best interests?" The answer seems simple as well: FEAR.

But Alicia shows us, chapter after chapter, that this response of fear is much more complex than we realize at surface. She talks about the language of fear. She talks about the personalities of self-described Conservatives and self-described Liberals, equating them with Farmers and Hunters in an archetypical sense. Traditionally, the Farmer had to follow a strict schedule as set by nature. The Hunter had to rely on lightening fast reflexes, instinct and the ability to change. These personalities are quite different; the Farmer will respond to an Authoritative figure while the Hunter will not.

Alicia has done her research, and she has written a compelling tale of how the Liberals have lost their "hunting" muscles - how we liberals have gotten lazy with mind-numbing comfort in an essentially "farming" community. How we liberals must begin the hunt for Truth and Change in earnest. But what I like most about Alicia's book is this: she's one of us. She's a musician, a mother, a wife, a blogger. She's struggling to make ends meet. She's not loaded with degrees and credentials and fancy language. She's one of us, and she's channelled her impatience into answering the question. She does it in language that is compelling in its accessibility. Follow the link. Get the book. Read it, and give it to an "undecided" friend.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Fanelli on September 28, 2008
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This book is an eye opener. In order to write it, Alicia Morgan must have read deep political essays and fat political books that, for me, would be the equivalent of reading Chinese. I myself, would rather poke my eyes out with steel rods than to have to wade through such cumbersome references as those. Thank Gawd for Alicia, now I don't have to do it. Okay, not that I would. I have felt very helpless regarding the policies of our government's current administration, and have felt a shift in values that I felt did not reflect our American Constitution. I have never been a political person, but in the last few years, my gut has told me that too many things are wrong these days in America. Where has the middle class gone to? Are we looking at a future of only poor and wealthy Americans? Alicia's book made me understand the whys and wherefores that have led us, as a nation, to the brink of bankruptcy and the deployment of power to those who would use our system to fatten their personal empires at the expense of the American people. Do yourself a favor and read this book. It was shocking to me to learn of these rules and regulations and deregulations and doctrines that have been implemented, that have contributed to the change in our country, and about which I was so uninformed. It was an easy read and I was not able to put the book down until I finished it. Read and dig a little deeper into what is at the root of our country's troubled times. The language is simple and written, not by a politician or someone who has something to sell, but by one of us. Us. Meaning everyday people who work hard to get ahead and keep falling behind. These are some very scary fiscal and political days and I am hoping that we can recover from them. Sometime in the hopefully near future...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Mansker on December 4, 2008
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This book is a must-read study of how the neocon movement has driven America into the ground by creating and perpetuating a number of destructive myths about this country: Trickle-down economics, America is a Christian nation, people are poor by choice because they are lazy, etc etc.
Alicia Morgan dissects each of these myths -- plus a lot more -- and shows in historical detail how each one has been made up out of whole cloth by the so-called Conservative Movement. Which in its current radical form is anything but conservative -- Barry Goldwater himself would not only not recognize today's conservatives, he would also be unwelcome in their midst.
Particular to my own interests, she devotes an entire chapter, cleverly entitled "Let Us Prey", to the Radical Christianist Fundamentalists and especially to their ginned-up defensive position in the totally nonexistent "War on Christmas" waged by "secular progressives", showing how they have skillfully woven a web of lies to "prove" that they are a constantly-under-attack endangered minority.
Even though this book is, in a way, preaching to the choir (she even names her last chapter that), it nevertheless is a succinct and highly readable history-cum-exposé of the Radical Right and their plans to turn America into a nation that we progressives would not only not recognize but also not want to live in.
Highly recommended.
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