We're finally ready to rumble! Our new book is available for purchase now and David and I are very excited about it. Here's a blurb from the press
We're finally ready to rumble! Our new book is available for purchase now and David and I are very excited about it. Here's a blurb from the presser on the book:
Barack Obama’s election to this nation’s highest office was an historic achievement in American politics. His victory brought the best out in many Americans, but sowed the seeds of venom and hatred in many, many others.
In the first two weeks of Obama’s presidency, more than 200 hate crimes were committed throughout the United States, including assault, arson, and murder. And within a few months, a seemingly new right wing populist faction called the Tea Party Movement invaded the political landscape.
Amato and Neiwert explain that this “movement” was not the organic uprising it was made to appear, but rather was kick-started by Roger Ailes’ FOX News and follows in a long tradition of movement conservative activism that harkens back to the street theater days of Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed and Grover Norquist...
Over the Cliff puts the finger on the driving force behind this descent into madness: the extremist Radical Right, where the Tea Party movement’s most unhinged ideas originate, and the conservative pundits and politicians who were willing accomplices to a divisive politics of resentment.
The amount of work it took to write this book was incredible and I have a newfound admiration for authors everywhere.
Praise for Over the Cliff
“John Amato and David Neiwert have produced a book that should stay on shelves for 50 years—long enough to remind us that at least some people understood the strange and vile energies consuming the social contract at the beginning of the third millenium. As a record of what is happening to American conservatism in the year 2010, Over the Cliff is unmatched.”
—Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
Those are wonderful words from Rick. We have a few more endorsements we'll share with you later. David and I will set up a live chat during the week, but I wanted to share the news.