America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction

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America (The Book)
A Citizen’s Guide To Democracy Inaction
by Jon Stewart

Stewart hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The show has won an Emmy, the coveted Peabody Award, and most recently, the Television Critics Association award. He has a new book, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction.

This show is not just for “stoned slackers” anymore! Stewart and his Emmy-winning coterie from The Daily Show deliver a sly, very funny look at American government, exploring the popular urban myths of “one man, one vote” and “every vote counts.” Publishers Weekly Book of the Year, 2004, Audie Award finalist and Grammy Award winner for Best Comedy Album “A highly entertaining listen that showcases the expert comic delivery… excellent.”—Publishers Weekly

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots, deliver a hilarious look at American government.

American-style democracy is the world’s most beloved form of government, which explains why so many other nations are eager for us to impose it on them. But what is American democracy? In America (The Book), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and exploring the reasons why concepts like one man, one vote, government by the people, and every vote counts have become such popular urban myths. Topics include: Ancient Rome: The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White; The Media: Can it Be Stopped?; and more!

Product Details
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published by Allen Lane (first published May 18th 2004)
original title
America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction
ISBN
0713998946 (ISBN13: 9780713998948)
edition language
English
setting
United States

literary awards
J. Gordon Coogler Award for the worst book of the year (2004), Thurber Prize for American Humor (2005), Puddly Award for Nonfiction (2005)

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