Reassessing Democracy

A Rebel's Guide

by Gregory Shafer

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Synopsis

Americans have long believed that they live in a democratic nation--where government is responsive to the people and where wealth and happiness are available to all. In fact, as this work explores, the American government has never sought equality and is often more loyal to business and affluence than to the aspirations of the average citizen. This book delves into the violations of democracy, uncovering the pandering to corporations, the cultural manipulations of people, the violations of fundamental rights.

About The Author

Gregory Shafer teaches English at Mott College and has authored over three dozen essays in refereed journals.