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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition edition (9 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060988312
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060988319
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,413,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arianna Huffington is the cofounder and editor in chief of Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of thirteen books. She is also the co-host of Left, Right & Centre, American public radio's popular political roundtable program. She was named to Time magazine's list of the world's one hundred most influential people and to the Financial Times' list of fifty people who shaped the decade. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was sixteen and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics.

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Arianna Huffington has already helped shape the political landscape with her scathingly astute bipartisan commentary. In this best-selling guide to changing government from the ground up, she takes a candid look at every aspect of our current political landscape--from campaign financing and smear tactics to the power of special interests and politicians' obsession with polls - and finds it sadly lacking. Here she challenges average Americans who are as fed up as she is to take their government back, offering radical but workable strategies for change through civil disobedience and community activism. Clear and powerful, this call to arms will appeal to the growing legions of people who think it's time for Americans, and not politicians, to take control of our country. * How to Overthrow the Government was a

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Format: Hardcover
Arianna Huffington, one of America's most brilliant political commentators, tears the mask of corruption from the two-party system. The evil of the system is that it is killing democracy through boredom. One factor is "spin", which is a euphemism for lying. The truth is no longer out there! The comparison with our own situation is easy to draw. I enjoyed it a lot.
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HASH(0x9da39a44) out of 5 stars How to Overthrow the Plutocracy 23 Dec. 2002
By doomsdayer520 - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a book that many people will rate based on their agreement or disagreement with Huffington's politics. Beware of low ratings that people give simply because they don't like the author's record, while some high ratings may have the same problem. These are hardly useful to someone considering a purchase. Certainly this book is political, but it is not necessary to agree with Huffington 100% politically to appreciate her main points. So if you're prone to reducing any piece of public discourse into an archaic (and currently nonsensical) liberal vs. conservative dichotomy, don't bother with this book because you won't get it. What Huffington's talking about here is far beyond left vs. right squabbling. The only problem with this book is that it was written in the middle of the 2000 presidential campaign and was immediately outdated in certain sections. Huffington's opinions on that election's disastrous finish would have given this book some extra kick.
Huffington has a great insider's view of the horrendous state of our current political system. She's a Republican but she's got just as much (maybe even more) vitriol for the GOP in its failure to live up to its ideals, as she does for the Democrats. Plus her Centrist ideas reveal her to be one of the most levelheaded and realistic pundits around. For example, her proposal that all corporations and rich people should give 10% of their income to charity sure isn't a Republican-like idea. In her great tongue-in-cheek and slightly sarcastic style, Huffington shows the ineffectiveness of the system, as career politicians on both sides are enslaved to corporate contributions, opinion polls that only ask inane lowest-common-denominator questions, and a lapdog media that convinces people that "character' (actually reputation and personal rumors) is more important than leadership skills. And unlike other books of this type, Huffington's ideas for solutions aren't cheesy platitudes like "take the power back," but real options like politically oriented volunteering, "None of the Above" options on ballots, and local clean finance campaign initiatives. Corporate contributors really spread the money around to all politicians, as a way to latch onto whoever has power regardless of ideology, while politicians utilize this vicious cycle to hold onto power instead of making real decisions or exercising true leadership, and the system looks down its nose at a disillusioned and disenfranchised electorate. This book is about overthrowing this plutocracy, and people of all political persuasions should be concerned, unless you're a slave to the big money.
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HASH(0x9e607930) out of 5 stars Take Back Your Country: The Moment is Now! 6 Feb. 2000
By Dr. Nancy Snow - Published on
Format: Hardcover
And we all thought Y2K meant botched computers. This Y2K book is a call to action for citizens to get involved in something much bigger than themselves--self-government through civic participation. Why should we wait for our "enlightened leaders" to call out directions? The answers lie within us: big money has corrupted our two-party system and the solutions aren't in Washington or name-that-state capital; this manifesto provides precise steps to reclaim politics as that sacred public space that makes society better for us all. No one is truly rich when someone, somewhere is poor. Get on this political bandwagon because a political movement and moment is upon us. Oh, and by the way, Arianna Huffington will help you keep your sense of humor as the revolution embarks.
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e4b4e34) out of 5 stars Much more modest proposals than the title suggests 19 Sept. 2000
By Sean T. Carnathan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Okay, I like most readers of this book (I'm certain) first picked it up because the title is catchy. The actual substance of the book is much more modest, and largely centers on hammering the need for campaign finance reform. Along the way, Huffington also trashes pollsters, and emphasizes the need for citizen participation in government and in charitable activities. There really is nothing particularly new or ground breaking here, but Huffington does a nice job of gathering together in one place a lot of anecdotal information about her topics. She bashes politicians of both major parties evenly, and is apparently disappointed that the nominees for the fall elections are Bush and Gore rather than McCain and Bradley. Bottom line: A good read, but don't expect to learn anything that rocks your world. One of her fundamental points -- that the American people have come to expect their political leaders to be a pack of thieves -- is all too true.
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HASH(0x9da36d68) out of 5 stars The "Beltway Babe" Comes Through in Shining Colors... 25 Mar. 2000
By Stephanie L. Boston, IntellX Magazine - Published on
Format: Hardcover
...with her eye-opening, slightly dirt-dishing, and ultra-easy read. Covering the entire political spectrum, she tells the REAL story of what is going on in Washington and what we, as concerned citizens, can do about it! As opposed to other books that just complain about current politics, Arianna goes the brave step further and actually directs us where to go to get involved. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know what has is really happening in politics and what can be done to stop this out of control train and get it on the right track!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d881d68) out of 5 stars Run, do not Walk...... 23 Feb. 2000
By Christy Woodward-Kaupert - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Ms. Huffington has written, from the inside, what REALLY goes on. I have taught my students the very things she discusses for over two years. It is so painfully obvious to the most elementary observer of politics and policy today that it derives not from the needs of society but from the exhange of money between Congressional members and special interests. Ms. Huffington gives relevant, first-hand examples of this and offers advice to those who choose to accept it, the methods by which to take back our process from the elite. While she provides excellent examples to readers how to get involved, there are issues she covers with which I take exception, i.e. term limits. In spite of these short falls, I think this should be mandatory reading for every student of civics! Thank you Ms. Huffington for exposing the dark underbelly and providing yet another reason for us to question the motivation of our representatives!
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