HOMEChronology of TerrorBibliographiesValuable WebsitesAbout This SiteSITE MAP
ACTIONNEWSSolutionsCandles in the darknessRevealing Quotes 1 2 3 4LettersSEARCH

America For Sale:
A Government of The Rich, by The Rich
and for The Rich

Bookcover shows a 19th century cartoon drawing of hugely fat men in top hats, symbolizing big business, standing behind tiny little men who are sitting at desks, symbolizing subservient government.  The little men's faces are replaced with photographs of various U.S. Presidents such as Carter, Bush Sr., Reagan and others. Market Elections:
How “Democracy” Serves the Rich

by Vince Copeland
World View Forum; ISBN 0-89567-134-4

From leftbooks.com:

Every four years, big money chooses the presidential candidates. Their war chests filled to the brim, they are then packaged by the media as “the people’s choice”.

It’s U.S.-style “democracy” — of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.

But how do these chosen politicians win the votes of the millions as well as the millionaires?

In this fascinating tour through the history of U.S. presidential elections, Vince Copeland explains the devious art of capitalist politics. And he shows how mass movements can upset even the best-laid plans of the “king-makers.”

Who has been excluded from voting? How were electoral politics used to betray Black freedom after the Civil War? How did two Roosevelts wield reform at home to facilitate empire-building abroad? Why did no “normal” elections take place between 1960 and 1976? Market Elections takes us into smoke filled rooms and raucous conventions to tell the story.

Related pages

Solutions: American Revolution 2 and a Humane Future of International Socialist Democracy

Thomas Jefferson Calling: The Time for Revolution is NOW
by John Kaminski

Civil Disobedience and Tax Resistance

The two-headed, two-faced American plutocracy

The Corporate Domination of American Culture and Politics

Our Hidden History: Corporations in America

Revealing Quotes 2: Corporate Capitalist Plutocracy

Related books

Democracy for the Few
by Michael Parenti

Corporate Predators:
The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

The American Presidency
by Gore Vidal

The Hidden Persuaders:
What makes us buy, believe – and even vote – the way we do?
by Vance Packard

A People’s History of the United States:
1492 — Present
by Howard Zinn

Apocalypse 1945:
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
by Gore Vidal

Derailing Democracy:
The America the Media Don’t Want You to See
by David McGowan

The Sword and the Dollar:
Imperialism, Revolution and the Arms Race
by Michael Parenti

Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry O’Sullivan and others

Terrorizing the Neighborhood:
American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
by Noam Chomsky
Pressure Drop Press, 1991

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky

The Culture of Terrorism
by Noam Chomsky

What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Deadly Deceits:
My 25 years in the CIA
by Ralph W. McGehee

Eyes of the Heart:
Seeking a path for the poor in the age of globalization
by Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Globalize This!
The Battle Against the World Trade Organization and Corporate Rule
edited by Kevin Danaher and Roger Burbach; multiple authors

Lies My Teacher Told Me:
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James Loewen

Dumbing Us Down:
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
by John Taylor Gatto

Apocalypse 1945:
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving

Saving Private Power:
The Hidden History of “The Good War”
by Michael Zezima

Blackshirts and Reds:
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
by Michael Parenti

The Beast Reawakens
by Martin A. Lee

Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy
by Robert W. McChesney

The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media:
Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
by Norman Solomon

Censored 2000:
The Year’s Top 25 Censored Stories
by Peter Phillips & Project Censored

Inventing Reality:
The Politics of News Media
by Michael Parenti

Manufacturing Consent:
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Toxic Sludge is Good for You!:
Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton

War, Lies & Videotape:
How media monopoly stifles truth
edited by Lenora Foerstel; multiple authors

HOME Chronology of Terror Bibliographies Valuable Websites

ACTION Solutions Candles in the darkness About This Site

NEWS Revealing Quotes 1 2 3 4 Letters SEARCH SITE MAP