Dime’s Worth of Difference

Dime's Worth of Difference

Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils

Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Published by: AK Press

160 Pages, 5.00 x 7.50 x 0.70 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781904859031
  • Published: September 2004


You hear the drumbeats every day: Anybody But Bush, Anybody But Bush. The rampage of the President and his gang of neo-cons and corporadoes is presented by many liberal powerbrokers as a uniquely evil experience in the history of the American republic. Bush is cast as Hitler, and it becomes a moral imperative for progressives to rally behind any Democrat, because in comparison to an American Hitler, all challengers must be benign. Right?—Wrong.

Dime’s Worth of Difference shatters these myths once and for all. A must-read in this election year, it’s the new collection edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, editors of the hugely popular radical website CounterPunch.org and the investigative newsletter CounterPunch.

From judicial nominees to the environmental pillage, economic policy to health care, military aggression to civil liberties, the Democrats and Republicans have acted as a two-headed beast, pursuing the same policies, often underwritten by the same financial sponsors. Both parties insist that there are real differences that divide them. But after 12 years of Clinton/Bush, those differences are harder than ever to detect. Only the rhetoric, backed by scare tactics, remains. In Dime’s Worth of Difference, Cockburn and St. Clair, and a team of CounterPunch writers, blow away the rhetorical smog that has polluted our politics for the last few decades.

Dime’s Worth of Difference shows, for all who dare look, that the fake choice of the lesser of two evils still leaves you with evil. It doesn’t matter which door you chose. This timely book calls on progressives to begin a new movement outside the death-embrace of the Democratic Party.

Nationally syndicated journalists Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair have co-authored numerous best--sellers, including Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and The Press, Washington Babylon and Al Gore: A User’s Manual.