Great American Hypocrites

Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics

By Glenn Greenwald
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307408662, 290pp.)

Publication Date: October 7, 2008

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SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING:
Falling for the Marlboro Man marketing and sleazy takedown tactics of the Republican Party can be hazardous to the health of this nation
Ever since the cowboy image of Ronald Reagan was sold to Americans, the Republican Party has used the same John Wayne imagery to support its candidates and take elections. We all know how they govern, but the right-wing propaganda machine is very adept at hijacking debate and marketing their candidates as effectively as the Marlboro Man.
For example:
Myth: The Republican nominee is an upstanding, regular guy who shares the values of the common man.
Reality: He divorced his first wife in order to marry a young multimillionaire heiress whose family then funded his political career.
Myth: Republicans are strong on defense and will keep us safe.
Reality: They prey on fears, and their endless wars make America far less secure.
Myth: Republicans are the party of fiscal restraint and small, limited government.
Reality: Soaring deficits, unchecked presidential power, and an increasingly invasive surveillance state are par for their course.
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About the Author
Glenn Greenwald is the author, most recently, of With Liberty and Justice for Some and A Tragic Legacy. A former constitutional lawyer and a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013, he earned numerous awards for his commentary and investigative reporting, including the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation. He also received the 2013 George Polk Award for National Security Reporting and was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Greenwald s writing has appeared in many newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The American Conservative. In early 2014, he cofounded a new global media outlet, The Intercept.
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