By Zachary Roth
Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas ebook Prize
In the wake of Donald Trump's victory within the 2016 presidential election, a deeply stated glance contained in the conservative move operating to undermine American democracy
Donald Trump is the second one Republican this century to triumph within the Electoral collage with out successful the preferred vote. As Zachary Roth finds in The nice Suppression, this can be no accident. over the past decade, Republicans were rigging the sport of their want. Twenty-two states have handed regulations on vote casting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long term grip on Congress. in the meantime, the Supreme courtroom has eviscerated crusade finance legislation, boosting applicants sponsored through huge money.
It will be caring adequate if those have been simply schemes for partisan virtue. however the fact is much more tense: an increasing number of Republicans mistrust the very notion of democracy—and they’re doing every little thing they can to restrict it.
In The nice Suppression, Roth reveals the deep historic roots of this anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern day proponents: The GOP officers pushing to make it tougher to solid a poll; the legal professionals trying to scrap all limits on cash in politics; the libertarian students reclaiming judicial activism to roll again the recent Deal; and the company lobbyists operating to ban neighborhood motion on every thing from the minimal salary to the environment. And he travels from Rust Belt towns to southern cities to teach us how those efforts are hurting the main susceptible americans and combating growth on urgent issues.
A sharp, searing polemic within the culture of Rachel Maddow and Matt Taibbi, The nice Suppression is an pressing serious warning call a few hazard to our such a lot adored values, and a rousing argument for why we'd like democracy now greater than ever.
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