• by Thom Hartmann
  • Narrated by Anthony Heald
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Our founding fathers worked hard to ensure that a small group of wealthy people would never dominate this country. Thomas Jefferson believed that our very democracy depends upon our ability to play referee to the game of business, protecting labor and the public good. But over the last 25 years, we've witnessed an undeclared war against the middle class.The so-called conservatives waging this war are interested only in conserving and increasing their own wealth and power. Under the guise of freeing the market, they have dismantled programs set up to protect the middle class and replaced them with policies that favor only the privileged few. To keep America strong, we must ensure that our public institutions meet people's basic needs for education, health care, and a living wage - before our democracy becomes a "corporatocracy".


What the Critics Say

"Hartmann's latest is an intelligent critique of the contemporary plight of the middle class." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A must read

I thought this book did a great job at interweaving our history with present day economic and political issues. Be prepared to be angered at our elected leaders after reading this. Its a call to arms, a wake up call. Do not take your freedom and decent living standards for granted.
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- J. Martinez

Everyone should listen to this book.

One of the most important books written today. This is a must listen for people who care how
this world works. Insightful and well structure,
it's an easy listen, with extremely important information about what going on in the world.
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- Jim R. Zimmerman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-16-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.