America The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

America The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction❄ [KINDLE] ✽ America The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction By Jon Stewart ➝ – Jon Stewart host of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning The Daily Show and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American governmentAmerican style democracy is the world's most beloved fo Jon Stewart host of Book A ePUB ↠ the Emmy and Peabody Award winning The Daily Show and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American governmentAmerican 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 America The PDF \ is American democracy In America The Book Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our uniue 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 The Book A PDF ↠ popular urban myths Topics include Ancient Rome The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers Young Gifted and White; The Media Can it Be Stopped; and.

See authors with similar Book A ePUB ↠ names here Stewart started as a stand up comedian but later branched out to television hosting Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central He went on to host his own show on MTV called The Jon Stewart Show and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It America The PDF \ You Watch ItStewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early He is also a writer and co producer of the show After Stewart joined The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim leading to his first Emmy Award in Stewart himself has also gained significant notoriety The Book A PDF ↠ as a vocal outspoken critic of the Bush administration and of personality driven media shows in particular Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News Channel Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard he critiues other news shows from the safe removed position of his mock news desk However the validity of this distinction is The Book A Citizen's Guide MOBI :Ä challenged by a number of critics researchers and even supporters some of whom have awarded The Daily Show with news and journalism awardsStewart co wrote America The Book which was one of the top fifteen best sellers in the US in Stewart hosted the th Academy Awards and the th Academy Awards.

America The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
  • Hardcover
  • 228 pages
  • America The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
  • Jon Stewart
  • English
  • 14 January 2014
  • 9780713998948

10 thoughts on “America The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

  1. Jason Koivu says:

    America The Book is not the Daily Show but it's damn close This is one of those cases where it might seem like a good idea to listen to the audiobook and hear the actors' deliveries in order to mimic the feeling of watching the tv show as much as possible However then you'd miss out on the high school textbook mock up layout and that's missing half the point A Citizen's Guid to Democracy Inaction is modeled after a civics class text replete with horrible study guides misguided uestions those pop out boxes for incorrect information etc and also etc It's all one big lampoon of laughter and I loved itYes it can sometimes be silly in a juvenile way “It's not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess It's that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurse's office because once again they glued their balls to their thighs”And its insight isn't exactly mindblowing or is it? “If con is the opposite of pro then isn't Congress the opposite of progress? Or did we just fucking blow your mind??” However occasionally a particularly spot on cutting remark is made “Classroom Activities1 Using felt and yarn make a hand puppet of Clarence Thomas Ta da You're Antonin Scalia”Stewart and crew roast the US Government time and again so as you could imagine it's a great read for Jon Stewart Show fans it's also a good one for liberals in general and a tolerable one for Republicans who can take a joke

  2. Jessica says:

    I really associate this book with the lead up to and outcome of the last presidential election and so while I remember really enjoying this a lot at the time I read it every time I look at it now I get a heavy sick feeling deep in my bowels and I kind of feel like killing myself It makes me flash back to riding the train around for work on November 3 2004 with one of the most soul crushing emotionally annihilating hangovers I've ever had in my life I remember staring at an excerpt of Yeats's Second Coming hanging up on one of those little poetry on the subway ads just numbly reading the lines over and over and listening to Nina Simone singing Oh Child on my headphones and periodically starting to sobIt was a bad day and I think an important developmental milestone I mean these past four years haven't really been so bad have they? Well for some others yeah but not for me I really felt like that was the end of the world I also felt this profound alienation from the rest of my country that was painful but probably necessaryAnyway so somehow I associate this book with that time and with seeing ole Chuck Schumer on the Daily Show a couple days later just regurgitating the same old exhausted embarrassing garbage What the American People really want is what the Democratic Party has been offering them all along and Jon Stewart practically shaking him being like Don't you fucking GET it retard??? Have you been in a COMA all week???? Obviously they DON'T What are you SAYING? What is WRONG with you people???? And Schumer just being like Er well um uh?Anyway so this book while funny really depresses me Maybe I won't take it with me when I move

  3. J.G. Keely says:

    I know Jon Stewart The Daily Show and Colbert are honest and reliable news sources than the rest of the media I just don't believe itIronically it is that same gap between knowledge and belief that has resulted in this sad statethe reactionary opinionated pundits keep talking down to these little basic cable comedy shows but the fact that their feathers are so ruffled shows that they are afraid and that they consider this to be as serious as the rest of usWhy is Stewart the journalist who asks hard uestions about the war? Why does he seem utterly ridiculous when he simply imitates real people? Why is Colbert the one who asked the senator who tried to put the ten commandments in his state courthouses Lynn Westland just what they actually were showing that the senator could name only three?More importantly why doesn't this invigorate or upset anyone? Colbert's White House Press Corp address was the most impressive and honest satire on the state of our politics and the media who serve them The fact that it was the only one should not diminish itThe world is gone mad If Revelation is come I can only hope that even bad Christians get to go to heaven because I don't want to be stuck here with the likes of Bush and Westland If I didn't have a front seat to the odd implosion of American culture I might think about moving to CanadaOh yes and Reuters has been bought out

  4. Martin says:

    A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Note the last word is not a mistake The greatest democracy in the world is explained to people who live in it or don't understand it or fear itCh 1 Democracy Before AmericaCh 2 The Founding of AmericaCh 3 The President King of DemocracyCh 4 Congress uagmire of FreedomCh 5 The Judicial Branch It RulesCh 6 Campaigns and Elections America Changes the SheetsCh 7 The Media Democracy's Guardian Angels retitled two pages later as The Media Democracy's Valiant VulgariansCh 8 The Future of Democracy Four Score and Seven Years from NowCh 9 The Rest of the World International House of Horrors Bow down before me I am your new president and I can um erThe president no matter how much he wants to cannot 'make' laws unless of course he calls it a police action We also learn that Did you know is copyrighted by a competing publishing company so our little sidenotes always begin with Were You Aware? There is a also a lovely map that shows in the familiar boardgame fashion how to become President and how to stay President once you are there What if if Betsy Ross were alive and sewing American flags today she'd be a 13 year old Laotian boyHistorical inaccuracies gross distortions complete fabrications have been corrected by a real life bearded college professor And if you believe this then I have a bridge to sell youEnjoy

  5. Sofia says:

    Published on my book blogI'm a big fan of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show but for some reason I'd never felt curious to read any of their books until this year I considered starting with Earth the book A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race but thought I'd go through this older one firstI have to admit when I started I was a bit taken aback I don't know what I expected but the first chapter Democracy before America was written with such an unapologetic disregard for History that I couldn't even find it funny at first However once the initial shock had passed this book got really funny It's opinionated scandalous hilarious and so spot on that my bittersweet feeling of not knowing whether to laugh or get depressed was sustained throughout the whole bookThis is presented in the form of an educational book for children and since the content couldn't be further away from that demographic it's doubly funny to see helpful diagrams maps games and illustration to help the reader understand a little better this wonderful but deeply flawed thing we call DemocracyHighly recommended Read with an open mind

  6. Rand says:

    I have lost track of the number of pristine copies of this book I have found on the side of the roadI have also lost track of the total uantity of marijuana I have broken up upon the pristine copy of this book I decided to take homeI have also lost track of where said copy ever went It's really the ideal surfacesize for all your joint rolling needs And no I never bothered to read the damn book We were too busy getting high and watching True Blood or pretending to read WintersonWinter son

  7. Jason says:

    This was a uick read I hate politics and find it boring and full of nonsensical bull but I enjoyed this book and even though it is full of slanderous lies I feel I have learnt uite a bit It also raises some important uestions likeIf con is the opposite of pro then is congress the opposite of progress?Most interesting to me was the layout of the judicial system from lower courts to the Supreme court all previous knowledge on this subject was gained from watching Boston Legal I now have a deeper understanding of their treatment of judgesGive this book a go and soon you'll be just like me and ready to start your own democracy as the final words in the book sayJust smash the concepts laid out in this book together and you'll already have something better than North Korea Who's with me?

  8. Jenna says:

    I listened to the audio version of this book on both legs of a cross country trip I'll warn others who are thinking of doing the same that you will either be stifling your laughter to not bother your neighbors or you will be laughing out loud and looking mighty strange Hearing Jon Stewart's narration of the text with his perfect timing made this a very enjoyable listen Some of the humor just came from crassness ie the thought of Patrick Henry calling someone fucknuts but for the most part this was incredibly on the mark satire The chapter on Campaigns was so eerily spot on for this recent election its hard to believe it was written a few years ago Highly recommended

  9. Mike says:

    I must admit I’m uite a fan of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show In a sea of ridiculous immature and unethical news reporting brought to us by the big corporations Stewart is not only hilarious but often offers key insight It is sad to me that a comedy show brought to us by the same network that thought prank calling puppets was funny has risen to be one the most insightful sources of news and politics That said America the Book held great promise for me Unfortunately it fails to deliverStewart uickly settles into a predictable shtick of summing up vast swaths of inaccurate history finishing each paragraph with an amusing exaggeration or silly comment He then backs this up with fake uotes from historical figures It’s all well and good but it gets very predictable very fast The jokes are all very low hanging fruit The sharp sardonic wit that Stewart is known for on his show are almost completely absent here replaced with lame dull jokes that feel like they were written by a much less worthy comedianThere are a few chuckles here and there Few of the jokes are outright bad most are just hum drum The pattern of it becomes incredibly monotonous say two things that are simplifications but kind of true follow it up with a silly comment Then have fake Thomas Jefferson say something even silly See how Thomas Jefferson would never have said that? It’s funny No it’s not funny You’ll see the jokes coming from a mile away and while there are a small handful of snicker out loud moments they just leave a lot to be desiredSome of the other Daily Show participants chime in with essays here and there Ed Helms Stephen Colbert Samantha Bee and others try to enliven the book but don’t succeed any than Stewart himself does The one moment where the book got really interesting was the beginning of the chapter on the media where Stewart goes on a tirade about the irresponsibility and disgusting immorality of the current state of mainstream news reporting before a fake “editor” interrupts to put the book back on its mediocre track The moment almost serves as a reminder of what the book could have been although the passage is far too polemical to be used as a template However the reader gets the feeling that somewhere behind this book is a insightful hilarious book that dealt with real issues in a funnier realistic wayUltimately this feels like an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the show and get some extra cash out of it Thus it feels completely phoned in It’s not the worst book ever and it’s just the right length The average reader could crank through it in about an hour and a half It’s probably good for a short plane ride or a couple of stints in the waiting room or post office line Unfortunately Stewart leaves his readers waiting for him to write a real bookIt should be noted that this review refers to the audiobook version of this book

  10. Pris robichaud says:

    I Laughed I Cried I Wept A Little and Laughed Again 19 Nov 2006 This book has many fine ualities but its cavalier disregard for accuracy of uotations its insufficient scholarly documentation its often uixotic use of illustrations and its freuent usage of inappropriate language and word choices all detract from its virtues With just a little attention to detail well in some cases considerably attention to detail this book would stand as a first rate addition to the literature Prof Stanley Schultz Evaluation In 2004 'America The Book was let loose on the general public and gobbled up pardon but it is almost Thanksgiving thousands of missives However much has changed in the past two years and the authors have written a seuel for 'teachers' or those most learned As the authors say A sires of well publicized scandals have called into uestion the very meaning of such terms as 'plagiarism' 'authenticity' and 'three year crack binge' In one of the paradigm shifts that periodically sweep the publishing world truth has become this year's bullshit They added Professor Schultz's notations on every page and sometimes his notations are the page All in all this book has the makings of the US History Book for all ages Where to begin to describe this book to shed a little light for those who unsuspecting buy the book and become part of the confused masses To begin with there is a 'Timeline of Democracy' from Stonehenge through 1621 when the Plymouth Rock became too crowded and the Pilgrims left The Founding of America chapter 2 is filled with many mistakes don't read it Chapter 3 The president King of Democracy has a few good points but go directly to chapters 4 5 6 and 7 The Congress The Judicial Branch Campaigns and Elections and The Media Anything and everything you ever did not want to know is included here You may never vote again after reading these chapters but so be it Chapters 8 and 9 The Future of Democracy and The Rest of the World are to be read immediately maybe start with these chapters and work backwards like the politicians do Jon Stewart and his cronies mmhmm writers have penned a marvelous book full of lies and deceit Some useful information may be gleaned if you look hard enough Thomas Jefferson wrote the forward and that may be the most important piece of writing in the entire missive I do recommend this book to all serious students of history and those who are not serious at all For everyone and don't forget the teachers Warily recommended for intelligentsia Heartily recommended for the rest of us prisrob 111906

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