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Blowing Smoke: Why the Right Keeps Serving Up Whack-Job Fantasies about the Plot to Euthanize Grandma, Outlaw Christmas, and Tur (Hardcover)

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In time for the fall elections, a witty and penetrating political analysis of the wacky world of rightwing “persecution politics,” mixing polemic, history, and strategy

About the Author


Michael Wolraich is a former contributor to the popular blog Talking Points Memo Café. In 2008, Wolraich founded dagblog.com, which offers a mix of political commentary and vigorous repartee. He lives in New York City.

 

Praise for Blowing Smoke: Why the Right Keeps Serving Up Whack-Job Fantasies about the Plot to Euthanize Grandma, Outlaw Christmas, and Tur…


The Belltown Messenger, November 2010
“It's one of those books I couldn't put down, blazing through it in a day… Do get Wolraich's book. In addition to making me cry, it also made me laugh.”

 

Instinct Magazine, January 2011
“A well researched look at media and politics (and the politics of media) delivered with a Daily Show-esque tone.” Booklist, 12/7/10“Wolraich is keenly analytical and often caustic in this compelling look at the use of persecution to push politics to the extreme.”

 

Product Details ISBN-10: 0306819198
ISBN-13: 9780306819193
Published: Da Capo Press, 10/01/2010
Pages: 352
Language: English