Democracy awakening : notes on the state of America
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[New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]., , ©2023.
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xvii, 286 pages ; 23 cm.
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Published
[New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]., , ©2023.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-273) and index.
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"In Democracy Awakening, Richardson crafts a compelling and original narrative, explaining how, over the decades, a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals. By weaponizing language and promoting false history they have led us into authoritarianism — creating a disaffected population and then promising to recreate an imagined past where those people could feel important again. She argues that taking our country back starts by remembering the elements of the nation’s true history that marginalized Americans have always upheld. Their dedication to the principles on which this nation was founded has enabled us to renew and expand our commitment to democracy in the past. Richardson sees this history as a roadmap for the nation’s future. Richardson’s talent is to wrangle our giant, meandering, and confusing news feed into a coherent story that singles out what we should pay attention to, what the precedents are, and what possible paths lie ahead. In her trademark calm prose, she is realistic and optimistic about the future of democracy. Her command of history allows her to pivot effortlessly from the Founders to the abolitionists to Reconstruction to Goldwater to Mitch McConnell, highlighting the political legacies of the New Deal, the lingering fears of socialism, the death of the liberal consensus and birth of 'movement conservatism.' Many books tell us what has happened over the last five years. Democracy Awakening explains how we got to this perilous point, what our history really tells us about ourselves, and what the future of democracy can be." --publisher's website.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Richardson, H. C. (2023). Democracy awakening: notes on the state of America (First edition.). Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Richardson, Heather Cox. 2023. Democracy Awakening: Notes On the State of America. Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Richardson, Heather Cox. Democracy Awakening: Notes On the State of America Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Richardson, Heather Cox. Democracy Awakening: Notes On the State of America First edition., Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023.

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