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We the People, by Thom Hartmann

By an everyday book reader
March 1, 2007

Thom Hartmann, the acclaimed author of Unequal Protection and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, tells a compelling story in this book -- of how a government of, by, and for the people has been replaced by corporate domination.

Through brilliant analysis and imaginative illustrations, this fully graphic book illuminates the central dynamics of American politics. There is still time to halt the loss and restore many of our precious rights and freedoms. Hartmann points the way out of the peril -- in brilliant, down-to-earth fashion.

Most importantly, the book issues a call to action from citizens who want to restore true democracy, and liberty and justice for all.

We the People: A Call to Take Back America
by Thom Hartmann, Paul Burke, Gene Latimer, Neil CohnBook Picture

Softcover: 216 pages
ISBN: 9781882109388, 1882109384
Coreway Media
May 2004

Americans are at a crossroads: do we allow our usurped democracy to continue to deteriorate, our joint resources to be turned over to valueless corporate entities, our voices to be squelched by a hijacked mass media...or do we fearlessly reclaim a government of the people, by the people, and for the people? Never before has American democracy been more dominated by corporate money and influence. Americans on both the left and right -- and those in the vast "radical middle" described by this book -- are increasingly alarmed at the course steered by recent government administrations. Hartmann, our contemporary Thomas Paine, has done the hard work of researching and reading the documents that show how ordinary Americans have become second-class citizens -- overshadowed by the first-class "personhood" of corporations, their directors and officers, and the politicians they put in office.

He reveals the hidden agendas of political "corporatists" who seek to bankrupt and "drown" our federal, state, and local governments in the process of taking total control. He reveals the forgotten history of the Founders' intent and the devious way that corporations came to possess "human" rights.

He explains what the Boston Tea Party actually was, what constituted the Second American Revolution, and how "corporatists" disguised as conservatives are looting assets from We the People's common ownership through privatization schemes.

Through brilliant analysis and imaginative illustrations, this fully graphic book illuminates the central dynamics of American politics. The illustrations really open up the content -- the profound, existing dangers and several critical steps for reversing course. The thrust of the book is towards creating a grassroots progressive movement and transforming the Democratic Party. It lays out why the threats to democracy are so great and the stakes so high, as "America faces its greatest challenge since the Civil War."

Thom Hartmann is an internationally known speaker on culture and communications, an author, and an innovator in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, and economics. Hartmann is the award-winning, best-selling author of fourteen books currently in print in over a dozen languages on four continents. He is the former executive director of a residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed and abused children, and has helped set up and support hospitals, famine relief programs, schools, and communities for orphaned or blind children in India, Uganda, Australia, Colombia, and the United States. Rostered with the State of Vermont as a psychotherapist, he was the originator of the revolutionary "Hunter/Farmer Hypothesis" to understand the psychiatric condition known as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). His most recent books are We the People: A Call to Take Back America, The Edison Gene, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, and Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights?

Hartmann's books have been written about in Time and many other magazines, he has been on NPR and BBC radio and CNN television (among others), mentioned on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people on five continents over the past two decades. One of his books was selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian for its "visionary use of information technology to produce positive social, economic, and educational change in medicine." In the decade since the publication of his first national bestselling book he has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television shows on four continents.

In the radio field, Hartmann worked from 1968 to 1978 as a DJ, reporter, news anchor, and program director for a variety of commercial radio stations, and today hosts a daily nationally-syndicated talk show. He's also contributed to the American economy: in the business world, he has founded seven corporations, which have generated over a quarter-billion dollars in revenue. Coming back behind the microphone, Hartmann began a radio talk show syndicated on stations owned by Northeastern Broadcasting, reaching Vermont and New York. That show was picked up in April 2003 by the i.e. America Radio Network, where it now reaches listeners across America on terrestrial radio stations, is carried on the Sirius satellite radio system, and is streamed live on the internet.

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