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Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left, the Rabid Right, and Other American Idiots Paperback – September 1, 2008
Top Customer Reviews
For those of you who are tired of the endless empty campaign promises, finger-pointing, and soapbox platforms, author Marty Beckerman has provided some much-needed comic relief in the form of Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left, the Rabid Right, and Other American Idiots.
It has ever been my contention that if we picked ten random Republicans and ten random Democrats off the street and locked them in a room together, we'd find that we meet in the middle more often than not. The problem is - and has always been - that the important issues are not decided by the "average" American. Rather, it is people with extreme, inflexible platforms who do their best to polarize the American public and make compromise impossible.
In a quest to understand the fundamentalists at both sides of the political spectrum (you know, the ones who make compromise impossible), Beckerman spent four years in their world, interviewing, attending thier funcions and rallies, and just in general taking one for the team and saving the rest of us from their extremist vitriol. Covering incendiary topics such as abortion, women's rights, freedom of speech, and international relations (amongst many others), Beckerman pokes fun at the ridiculous lunatics who shape our laws and policy, making for many laugh-out-loud moments.
As the title of the book implies, Beckerman goes after the left and right ends of the political spectrum with equal zeal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author spent four years visiting with political extremists on both sides of the spectrum. These are people who believe in nothing less than total victory for their side. Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by Paul Lappen
Sarcasm without the wit, is, well Dumbocracy. i picked it up because i love satire and this book professed to make fun of the Left and Right--and make fun it did. Read morePublished on July 9, 2009 by crazycat
Sometimes it seems a functional brain isn't needed to become a politician. "Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left, the Rabid Right, and Other American Idiots" is Marty... Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by Midwest Book Review