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Inhaltsangabe: Is progressive politics possible in the United States today? Can a democratic socialist take on the two-party system to win a seat in Congress? Bernie Sanders is the first Independent elected to the United States House of Representatives in 40 years. Running primarily on class issues, he successfully put together a coalition of working people, the elderly, the poor, women and environmentalists. Once in Washington, Sanders helped found the House Progressive Caucus, the 52-member group that recently provided the major opposition to Newt Gingrich?s reactionary ?Contract with America.?
Outsider in the House gives the inside scoop on Sanders?s discussions about class politics with Bill Clinton in the Oval Office, his battles with the often Byzantine politics of the House floor and his encounters on the campaign trail in Vermont. It provides a penetrating critique both of a growing rightward movement in US politics and the failure of the two-party system to represent working people in America. Scrutinizing the battles on the Hill and across the nation over welfare reform, health care and NAFTA, Sanders lays bare the powerful forces which have produced the most inequitable distribution of wealth in American history. But he outlines, too, the positive role that Congress could play in protecting working Americans by introducing an Alternative Budget which would slash military spending and corporate welfare and use the savings to rebuild America?s human and physical infrastructure.
Here, in a passionate and personal voice, is the story of one man?s battle against the chimerical choice presented by the Republicans and Democrats. Others must follow the path that Congressman Bernie Sanders has taken before US democracy can be revived. Outsider in the House is a compelling signpost for that most difficult of political journeys.
Rezension: Bernie Sanders of Vermont uses the story of his 1996 reelection campaign to paint the picture of what it's like to be the first Independent elected to the House of Representatives in 40 years and the only one ever elected to four consecutive terms. Outsider in the House provides a good look at such recent political skirmishes as the Gulf War, NAFTA, and health care reform. In his concluding chapter, Sanders puts forward explicit proposals for tackling such issues as bridging the gap between rich and poor (develop a truly progressive tax code, he says); campaign reform (establish automatic voter registration, end soft money, cap total election expenditures and provide free TV time for political ads); and balancing the budget (drastically cut defense and corporate welfare).
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1859848710
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1997. Buchzustand: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The inside scoop on Washington from the only Independent in Congress. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1859848710
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021859848710
Buchbeschreibung Verso, New York, NY, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. N/a (illustrator). N/a. 244 pages. Bright, clean text. Pg 192 has a corner crease. Spine slightly canted but binding & hinges are tight. Hardcover is clean with small corner bumps. Jacket has light edgewear, light soiling & a small (under 1") tear at the bottom edge. [#62645] Size: 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 62645
Buchbeschreibung Verso Books, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. The book is in great shape with no interior markings. Some scuffing to the bottom edges. The dust jacket does have some tearing along the top edges but is secure now in a brodart jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000532
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111859848710
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1859848710
Buchbeschreibung Verso, 1997. Hardback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. SIGNED FIRST EDITION with BONUS letter from Sanders! Signed on the half-title page "To L- & Barbara Thank you for your support Bernie". Also includes a letter signed Bernie dated October 18, 1997 (on Bernie Sanders for Congress letterhead) thanking L- and B- for their support and mentioning the enclosed signed book! NEAR FINE hardback book with dust jacket. The NEAR FINE dust jacket is protected under a fresh mylar cover. PACKED WITH CARE AND SHIPPED IN A BOX!. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 27003-x-B60