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    DescriptionNeither right nor left but ahead is the only political course for maverick journalist Sam Smith in this entertaining, myth-busting guide to a new American crossover politics. Witty and profound, opinionated and informative, Smith has important things to say to politically disaffected Americans of all stripes. In chapters such as "How to stay alive - a poker player's guide to the environment, " "How to find things out - despite the media and other obstacles, " and "How to get along with other Americans - living next to 250 million people who aren't quite like you, " Smith conjoins laughter and wisdom, education and provocation, giving us what we need to fix America and have a good time while we're at it.


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    Title
    Sam Smith's Great American Political Repair Manual
    Subtitle
    Rebuilding America So the Politics aren't Broken and the Politicians aren't Fixed!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sam Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 413 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393316278
    ISBN 10: 0393316270
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPHV
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC21: 320.973
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 323/.042/0973, 323.0420973
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC classification: JK1764.S55
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JK1764 .S555 1997
    Thema V1.0: JPVH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    20 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Smith offers a community based, participatory politics that's neither left nor right wing but the whole bird. . . . His work is truth-seeking, independent, fair-minded, and debunking. --Colman McCarthy"
    Review text
    Droll, no-nonsense prescriptions for the body politic, by the editor of the Progressive Review. Smith (Shadows of Hope: A Freethinkers Guide to Politics in the Time of Clinton, 1994) offers numbers of specific, hands-on ideas for citizens intent not on fixing but on "transforming and replacing the system. . . that controls America," injecting it with new levels of democracy, common sense, and compassion, so that the system, now dominated by large, entrenched interests, "serves and does not rule." The pace tends to be hectic, as Smith surveys everything from the national debt to the need for new kinds of sewer systems, offering both brief summaries of the problems and succinct suggestions for remedies. There is an abundance of (clear) lists and statistics, and most of Smith's analyses are presented as terse, often witty, paragraphs. That makes the book eminently browsable, but sometimes confusing. Insights are tossed off with abandon, and it is, at times, hard to tell what Smith thinks is important and what merely amusing or outrageous. Nonetheless, a useful, stirring, and ingenious guidebook for perplexed citizens. (Kirkus Reviews)