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.
Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. With Jeffrey St. Clair he has co-authored the best selling Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, and edits the online and print journal Counterpunch. Jeffrey St. Clair is an award-winning investigative journalist, co-editor of political newsletter CounterPunch and author of nine books, including Grand Theft Pentagon (2005)
Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His books include: Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me: The Politics of Nature, A Pocket Guide to Environmental Bad Guys (with James Ridgeway), Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes From the Dark Side of the Earth and Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution. He lives in Oregon.
Joshua Frank is managing editor of CounterPunch. His most recent book is Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, co-edited with Jeffrey St. Clair and published by AK Press.