'War At Home' is a path-breaking work that will stand as a milestone...read it and spread the word -- 'Z' Magazine, September 2005, by Larry Shoup, Ph.D.
(The War At Home) provides a wealth of information on the campaign to do more for those that have more. -- 'Bay Guardian' Monthly, October 2005, by Tom Gallagher
Did you like Howard Zinn's, A People's History? If so, you'll love this new book by Jack Rasmus -- 'The Dispatcher', July-August 2005, by Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D.
From the Publisher
This book is neither typical contemporary literary journalism nor a passion-less, dry academic treatise. Unlike the former, which today are works of little more than opinion, based on few verifiable facts, and characterized by cheering to the crowd of 'true believers', whether left or right, THE WAR AT HOME provides a virtual mountain of referenceable material from government and other reputable sources; and unlike the latter, it is written in a lively, readable prose devoid of arcane theory and refuses to eschew partisan argument in the name of a false claim to objectivity. The book's themes include explaining why 60 million Americans no longer have regular, permanent full time jobs, why $11.6 trillion in taxes is being shifted from the middle class to the wealthiest 10%, how more than $4 trillion has been permanently siphoned off from the Social Security Trust Fund by politicians, what caused 97,000 pension plans to go bust, why 46 million Americans today have no health insurance and why out-of-pocket medical expenses will double in the next few years, why eight million quality jobs in the U.S. have been lost due to Free Trade, and why millions more jobs will continue to be rapidly exported to China, India and Latin America.
Where future corporate and Bush administration policies are headed in George W. Bushs second term and beyond are further topics of discussionas well as the political restructuring that has been occurring in parallel with the corporate-driven economic restructuring of the last quarter century. How both the Republican and Democratic parties have fundamentally changed, prospects for election outcomes in 2006 and 2008, and how the economic and political restructuring since 1980 led to the recent split in the AFL-CIO, and what next for organized Labor in America, are additional topics also addressed.