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Regime Change Begins At Home : UK Professional Business Management / Business - Charles Derber

Regime Change Begins At Home

UK Professional Business Management / Business

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Since 1980, America has been run by a corporate regime that has co-opted both political parties and shifted sovereignty from "we the people" to trans-national corporations. The result has been job insecurity for millions of workers, debts as far as the eye can see, and a dangerous quest for global domination. Democracy itself has been undermined and the Constitution weakened. This regime must be overturned! And, as Charles Derber demonstrates in his provocative book, it can be. After all, Derber points out, there have been other corporate regimes in American history, although this latest version is by far the most extreme. Still, the corporate regimes of the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties were overturned. To create regime change again, it will require bold, creative strategies, uniting progressives and conservatives in a new politics, which Derber outlines in detail.

Regime Change Begins at Home exposes the many lies the corporate regime has used to maintain itself throughout its history, from the Cold War to the Iraq war, with a particular emphasis on how the Bush administration has cynically sought to, as Condelezza Rice once put it, "capitalize on the opportunities" presented by 9/11. Derber reveals how the Bush administration has used the so-called "war on terror" to frighten and distract the public. But regime change is possible. In Part III, Derber lays out the vision of a new regime, describing the social movements now fighting to achieve it, and the major new political realignment-one spanning the traditional conservative-liberal divide-that can make it happen. Derber does not minimize the difficulty of the task ahead, but he offers hope and specific, sophisticated, often surprising advice for defeating the regime and returning America to its citizens.

Industry Reviews

"Writing in a punchy, buoyant style, with sidebars on "Corporate Superpowers" and profiles of downsized workers, Derber mixes classic populist motifs from Ralph Nader, Michael Moore and Hegel: the co-optation of the state by monied interests, the corruption and sameness of politicians, nostalgia for a now-trampled Constitution, and an oppressive sense that our lives are being marketed to us."--Publishers Weekly

Acknowledgmentsp. IX
Introduction: When Bad Regimes Happen to Good Peoplep. 1
The Corporate Regime
The Sins of the Regimep. 23
Snoozing, Tipping, and Waking Upp. 57
Normal Politics ... Not!p. 72
Extreme Regime
Marry Your Enemyp. 99
Dog-Wagging with Bushp. 122
The Perfect Stormp. 133
Econogatep. 156
The Rules of Extremismp. 172
Regime Change
Regime Change Begins with Youp. 195
A New, Old Road Map for Changep. 215
Requilting the Big Tentp. 244
What You Can Do to Promote Regime Changep. 266
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 281
About the Authorp. 291
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ISBN: 9781576752920
ISBN-10: 1576752925
Series: UK Professional Business Management / Business
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12th June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.46