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Let them eat Tweets : how the right rules in an age of extreme inequality / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

Hacker, Jacob S., (author.). Pierson, Paul, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 320.52 (Text) 33062009317091 New Adult Non-Fiction On Holds Shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631496844
  • ISBN: 1631496840
  • Physical Description: 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The conservative dilemma -- Republicans embrace plutocracy -- Organizing through outrage -- Identity and plutocracy -- A very civil war -- Tyranny of the (wealthy and extreme) minority.
Summary, etc.:
"A groundbreaking account of how the dangerous alliance of right-wing plutocrats and populists threatens the very pillars of American democracy. We often assume that the Republican Party is divided between a tax-cutting old guard and a white-nationalist vanguard-and that with Donald Trump's ascendance, the upstarts are winning. Yet as New York Times best-selling authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson demonstrate, plutocrats and populists are now effectively allies in an intensifying fight to lock in America's skyrocketing inequality. Conservative parties can always be expected to side with economic elites, but when faced with popular resistance, they usually allow for policies that benefit the working and middle classes. Yet today's Republicans are an anomaly. Not only are they doubling down on a truly radical, elite-benefitting economic agenda, but even once-respectable conservatives have turned to nativist appeals and racist dog whistles-and, increasingly, to assaults on democracy itself. Drawing on decades of research, Hacker and Pierson offer a new framework for understanding this vicious circle of deregulation and fear-mongering-and show how we can fight it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Conservatism > United States.
Populism > United States.
Plutocracy > United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) > Political aspects > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-

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