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Posted at Buzzflash on Jun. 8, 2004

"Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson" by Gore Vidal

The best of novels always leave me wishing they hadn't ended -- I want to know more of the story, what happened next, where the characters went and what they did and how they ended up. In this exceptional work of non-fiction, Gore Vidal has used his brilliant novelist talents to produce a brief glimpse into the founding of America that left me feeling both enlightened, satisfied, and -- surprisingly for a non-fiction book -- wanting more.
Posted at Buzzflash on May. 10, 2004

"Class War in America" by Charles M. Kelly

Class war by the rich against the working class has been openly declared in America several times -- the gilded age is a good example -- but few are as obvious, calculated, and well covered-up as the class warfare declared against average Americans by the so-called "conservatives" beginning with the Reagan administration. In "Class War In America," Charles Kelly lays bare the core of this war against the American middle class, its origins, and its methods.
Posted at Buzzflash on Mar. 26, 2004

'How Democratic Is the American Constitution?' -Thom Hartmann's Independent Thinker Review

In "How Democratic Is the American Constitution", Robert A. Dahl takes us deeper into the complexities of how and when the ideals of American democracy were framed, and shows us that this great document came about in a way that was not as orderly as one might think. And while this book would make excellent reading for any college political science course, (much of it is indeed taken from lectures), the writing style makes it very readable.

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