Inside Tea Party AmericaBook - 2010
The Tea Party movement has energized a lot of voters, but it has polarized the electorate, too. Agree or disagree, we must understand this movement to understand American politics in 2010 and beyond. This is journalist Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside, introducing us to a cast of unlikely activists and the philosophy that animates them. She shows how the movement emerged from an unusual alliance of young Internet-savvy conservatives and older people alarmed at a country they no longer recognize. The movement is the latest manifestation of a long history of conservative discontent in America, breeding on a distrust of government that is older than the nation itself. But the Tea Partiers' grievances are rooted in the present, a response to the election of the nation's first black president and to the far-reaching government intervention that followed the economic crisis of 2008-2009. Though they are better educated and better off than most other Americans, they remain deeply pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the country.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., ©2010
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 322.440973 Z586b 2010
Characteristics: 243 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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