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What you should know about politics but don't : a nonpartisan guide to the issues that matter / Jessamyn Conrad ; with an new introduction by Naomi Wolf.

Author/Creator:
Conrad, Jessamyn, author.
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication:
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016] , ©2016
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 384 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Presidents -- Election -- 2016.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017 -- Popular works.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Campaigns & Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Parties.
Politics and government.
Presidents -- Election.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Popular works.
Popular works.
Summary:
In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that's free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics ... breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why -- whether it's the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you're a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it's a way to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics. This is a guide to understanding the background to the 2016 presidential election, but it also transcends the season. It's for anyone who wants to know more about the perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives. The third edition includes an introduction by Naomi Wolf discussing the themes and issues that have come to the fore during the 2016 presidential cycle.
In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, Conrad breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why. Covering the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, climate change and much more, she helps you get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics. Though published before the 2016 election, the book does discuss subjects that were campaign issues. -- adapted from back cover
Contents:
An introduction to political affiliations
Elections
The economy
Foreign policy
The military
Health care
Energy
The environment
Civil liberties
Culture wars
Socioeconomic policy
Homeland security
Education
Trade.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Wolf, Naomi, author of introduction.
ISBN:
9781628726725
1628726725
OCLC:
914219357
Publisher Number:
99980464788
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