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The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama by Will Bunch.. A journalist’s take on stapling teabags to straw hats, this book puts the recent primary into some kind of perspective. Smart look at the rage, money and media pushing the radical right’s trigger talk.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A read on the wild side...[The Backlash is] an often revealing and scarily sobering midterm report that provokes a prime question: If political extremism and paranoia become more pronounced, will the ideological and partisan pendulum continue to swing - and never stop to solve the nation’s problems?."

Philadelphia Inquirer

"Chart(s) the darker fringes of the populist extreme that have acquired a new energy since the election of Barack Obama...a sobering account.."

Los Angeles Times

Author bio: Will is also author of 2009's Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future. He is senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its popular blog, Attytood, and a senior fellow for Media Matters for America. He has won numerous journalism awards, including a share of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting when he worked for New York Newsday. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, American Prospect, American Journalism Review and elsewhere. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; 354 pp. Opinionated and snarky: Kindle/Print editions

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