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David Sirota is a campaign strategist, political operative, and writer. Sirota has served as the press secretary for Independent Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and was recently a senior strategist for Brian Schweitzer, Montana's first Democratic governor in sixteen years. He is a senior editor at "In These Times," a regular contributor to "The Nation," the blogger for Working Assets, and a twice-weekly guest on the "Al Franken Show." Sirota is also the co-chairperson of the Progressive Legislative Action Network. He lives in Helena, Montana, with his wife. "From the Hardcover edition."
""Hostile Takeover" makes a strong case that American democracy is under attack. Every politically engaged citizen who wants to know what challenges we face and how we can rebuild our country's democracy should read this book." --Al Gore, former vice president of the United States "Here are the horrifying facts about how our government works today--and for whom it works--delivered in a tone of outrage that is not only merited but appropriate. Read it and scream." --Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?" "David Sirota is a genuine American hero: he speaks the truth--forcefully, courageously, straightforwardly--with no apologies, and with thorough documentation. This book is an invaluable guide to how the hostile takeover of our government affects you, and what you can do about it." --George Lakoff, author of "Don't Think of an Elephant!" "A blunt, two-fisted attack that pulls back the covers on the cozy canoodling between corporations and our government. Sirota ferociously indicts politicians of both political parties for their shameless peddling of corporate PR." --Arianna Huffington, author of "Pigs at the Trough" "A precious handbook for citizens living in the country of anger and disgust. Read it and you will no longer feel powerless. You may begin to believe it's possible for the people to reclaim their democracy. You may even decide to join the fight." --William Greider, author of "Who Will Tell the People" and national affairs correspondent for "The Nation " ""Hostile Takeover" is not for the Powers That Be, but for the Powers That Ought to Be--the ordinary grassroots people of our country. Use this book as a lesson plan and action plan for taking our government back." --Jim Hightower, author of "Thieves in High Places" "From the Hardcover edition."