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History-making events too many of us ignored,
This review is from: Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street (Paperback)
The events in Wisconsin, beginning last year about this time, have had a profound effect, state by state, around the country. From Ohio's successful "We Are Ohio" efforts to assure a fair vote on state issues, to the nationwide awareness that we can bring back citizen engagement and fair votes, Wisconsin's achievements remind us that "special interests" aren't so special after all.
Journalist John Nichols' book is just out; I confess to not having read it ...yet! Like many I am an avid consumer of his reporting, commentaries and interviews in print, on the radio, and beyond. To read Nichols is to be ahead of most news consumers. He has very good instincts about where we're headed, a clear view of where we've been, and a rare ability to avoid getting mired in the politics of yesterday.
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Initial post: Feb 18, 2012 7:47:26 AM PST
Chris Darling says:
While I suspect this is an important and valuable book, why is there a review by someone who has not "read it...yet." I think this review should be deleted.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2012 8:38:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2012 8:40:05 AM PST
You're right, Chris. The reason for my review came from my regular reading of Nichols' columns which anticipate this book and are, in many ways, the basis for it. They're highly recommended!
Posted on Mar 5, 2014 4:38:39 PM PST
B Hector says:
"Wisconsin's achievements remind us that "special interests" aren't so special after all."
I guess you missed the part where the people protesting in Madison were representing a special interest. Search google images for double facepalm. You earned it.
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