Hey NYCers, an Invitation from AlterNet
Join AlterNet authors Joshua Holland (15 Biggest Lies Conservatives Tell About the Economy) and Adele Stan (Dangerous Brew: Exposing the Tea Party's Agenda for Taking Over America) along with author Max Blumenthal who is releasing the paperback edition of best-selling Republican Gommorrah for a reading, discussion and Q & A hosted by performer and commentator Elon James White.
The event will be hosted by AlterNet -- with introductions by Don Hazen, Executive Editor of Alternet
Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm, Wednesday, October 20th
Refreshments will be available. Space for this event is limited. To RSVP or for more information, contact us at RSVP@AlterNet.org.
Dangerous Brew presents the best of AlterNet's coverage of the Tea Party movement and the media figures who feed it. Edited by Adele M. Stan and Don Hazen this compedium explores the complex story of the Tea Party movement, from its emergence as an apparent grass-roots, anti-tax uprising, to its current formation as a coalition organized by powerful corporate interests to foment an upheaval in the Republican Party and the nation at large.
AlterNet Editor Joshua Holland dissects each of the most malicious claims made by corporate American and their lackeys in order to exhibit how the Right is just plain wrong on the economy, wrong on jobs, wrong on the deficit, wrong on taxes, wrong on trade.
Holland's research-rich but entertainingly written book slices and dices the latest talking points, explaining the issues with depth and nuance. The book tells an important story about the American economy that you won't read in the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal. It's one that is vitally important to understand as we grapple with some new economic realities. It's a story about how the corporate Right has obscured the ways in which they've rigged the "free market" so they always come out on top. Ultimately, it goes a long way toward explaining how so few Americans noticed as a new Gilded Age emerged under a haze of lies, half-truths and distortions.
About Republican Gommorrah
An explosive bestseller, Max Blumenthal’s Republican Gomorrah is a bestiary of dysfunction, scandal, and crime from the movement that runs the Republican Party. It reveals in compelling detail how a culture of personal crisis has defined the radical right, transforming the nature of the Republican Party for the next generation, and setting the stage for its vitriolic campaign to delegitimize the Obama presidency. Blumenthal describes the people and beliefs that establishment Republicans kowtow when running for president, and how moderates have been purged from party ranks. More than a jaw-dropping exposé—it shows how many of the movement’s leading figures, including Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, are united by far greater forces than political campaigns or the power they wield; they are bound together by a shared sensibility rooted in lives strained by crisis and scandal.
About Elon James White
A Brooklyn-based comedian, writer and host of the award-winning web series This Week in Blackness, a satirical look at race, politics and pop-culture in a so-called "post-racial" America. White has been a featured commentator on VH1's "Black to the Future" & "The Great Debate." His commentary on race and politics has been featured on Salon.com, The Huffington Post, Alternet and The Root. Praised as "The perfect comedian for the Obama era, talking race while exploding racial stereotypes" by Dr. Harris-Lacewell of Princeton on Politco.com and as "Precise, thought provoking and hilarious" by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, White continues to win accolades from critics, academia and audiences alike.