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Alterman, Eric

Overview
Works: 45 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 10,330 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN4784.O24, 302.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Alterman
What liberal media? : the truth about bias and the news by Eric Alterman ( Book )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Refuting the claim that mainstream media has a liberal slant, the author exposes the fallacy of a left-wing conspiracy, arguing that it is corporate news structure that determines what the public sees and hears in broadcast or print media
When presidents lie : a history of official deception and its consequences by Eric Alterman ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a "historical examination of four specific post-World War II presidential lies whose consequences were greater than could ever have been predicted"--from publisher description
The book on Bush : how George W. Bush (mis)leads America by Eric Alterman ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Book on Bush is the first comprehensive critique of a president who is governing on a right wing and a prayer. In carefully documented detail, Eric Alterman and Mark Green, two of the leading progressive authors/advocates in the country, not only trace the guiding ideology that runs through a wide range of W's policies but also expose a presidential decision-making process that, rather than weighing facts to arrive at conclusions, begins with conclusions and then searches for supporting facts." "While other commentators and authors have plumbed a particular policy (or policies) or chronicled his provable deceptions, Alterman and Green connect the dots of what's behind all the policies and prevarications. The Book on Bush reveals a president who, while determinedly uninformed, uncurious, and unyielding, is messianic in pursuing the goals of his three leading constituencies: the religious right, big business, and neoconservatives. With few exceptions, the interests of these groups have been served so effectively that the result for America is nothing less than the attempted rolling back of the progressive gains of the past century."--BOOK JACKET
The cause : the fight for American liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama by Eric Alterman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of American liberalism since the Great Depression traces the pivotal roles of leading contributors, describing how their ambitions, flaws, and successes have shaped the nation's government, media, and culture
Why we're liberals : a political handbook for post-Bush America by Eric Alterman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than "liberal"--Yet public opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy. In this feisty, accessible primer, journalist and scholar Alterman sets out to restore liberalism to its rightful honored place in our political life as the politics of America's everyday citizens. In a crisply argued though extensively documented counterattack on right-wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of such canards as "Liberals Hate God" and "Liberals Are Soft on Terrorism," reclaiming liberalism from the false definitions foisted upon it by the right and repeated everywhere else. This book brings clarity and perspective to what has often been a one-sided debate for nothing less than the heart and soul of America.--From publisher description
Sound and fury : the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics by Eric Alterman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his shrewd, provocative, and entertaining Sound and Fury, journalist and historian Eric Alterman takes the first comprehensive survey of the world of political pundits - their history, their influence, their style and substance. How have the George Wills, the John McLaughlins, the Robert Novaks, the William Safires, the Pat Buchanans, and all the op-ed and opinion makers whom we have come to regard as authoritative voices on the subject of government actually achieved their authority? How do they deploy their power? Who really listens to them, and what does their ascendancy mean for our political future?
Who speaks for America? : why democracy matters in foreign policy by Eric Alterman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journalist and historian Eric Alterman argues that the vast majority of Americans have virtually no voice in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. With policymakers answerable only to a small coterie of self-appointed experts, corporate lobbyists, self-interested parties, and the elite media, the U.S. foreign policy operates not as the instrument of a democracy, but of a "pseudo-democracy": a political system with the trappings of democratic checks and balances but with little of their content. This failure of American democracy is all the more troubling, Alterman charges, now that the Cold War is over and the era of global capital has replaced it. Americans' stake in so-called foreign policy issues from trade to global warming is greater than ever. Yet the current system serves to mute their voices and ignore their concerns. Alterman concludes with a series of challenging proposals for reforms designed to create a truly democratic U.S. foreign policy
It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive : the promise of Bruce Springsteen by Eric Alterman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...Journalist and historian Eric Alterman examines the life and times of this remarkable artist [Bruce Springsteen] to discover how he has come to be the guide and conscience of a generation
Sound and fury : the making of the punditocracy by Eric Alterman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kabuki democracy : the system vs. Barack Obama by Eric Alterman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alterman asks why President Obama has been unable to deliver on the promise of the 2008 campaign. He argues that while Obama's compromises have disappointed many of his supporters, his failure is primarily due to a political system that stymies democracy when voters choose progressive change
What liberal media? the truth about bias and the news by Eric Alterman ( )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alterman exposes data that debunks many of the more inflammatory accusations made against the media and exposes just who controls the purse strings of the press
The book on Bush how George W. (mis)leads America by Eric Alterman ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not since Richard Nixon's heyday has there been a more controversial president capable of polarizing public opinion than George W. Bush. From his arrival in office through what many still regard as one of the most flagrant miscarriages of electoral justice in modern history to the long road to Iraq, liberals have vilified Bush as ardently as neoconservatives have embraced him. Both Alterman and Green are known for their doggedness in researching the media and political figures, and what they discover in the case of Bush is a consistent pattern of double standards, misrepresentation, and contradictions. The book on Bush methodically critiques administration policy from the standpoint of its truthfulness as well as its merit, with the characteristic wit of both writers
Why we're liberals a political handbook for post-Bush America by Eric Alterman ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than "liberal". Yet public-opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy. In this feisty, accessible primer, Eric Alterman sets out to restore liberalism to its rightful honored place as the politics of America's everyday citizens. In a crisply argued and extensively documented counterattack on right-wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of such canards as "Liberals hate God" and "Liberals are soft on terrorism", reclaiming liberalism from the false definitions foisted upon it. Why we're liberals is the perfect election-year book for all of those ready to fight back against the conservative mud-slinging machine and claim their voice in the political debate
What liberal media? [the truth about bias and the news] by Eric Alterman ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confronts the question of liberal bias and provides a sharp and utterly convincing assessment of the realities of political bias in the news
Why we're liberals : a handbook for restoring America's most important ideals by Eric Alterman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book on Bush : how George W. Bush is (mis)leading America by Eric Alterman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush reveals how his administration has used half-truths, distortions, and other deceptions to mislead Americans, resulting in failed policies and damaged foreign relations
Bill Moyers journal : Obama's first year/America's energy challenge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The topic of discussion is: Was the Demoncrats" senatorial defeat in the 2010 Massachusetts special election a repudiation of Barack Obama? In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with Princeton University's Melissa Harris-Lacewell and journalist Eric Alterman to get their perspectives on the state of the nation a year into the Obama administration--and on any lessons the Democrats should take from their defeat at the polls. Then, Moyers talks with Public Agenda's Jean Johnson and Scott Bittle, coauthors of Who Turned Out the Lights? Your Guided Tour to the Energy Crisis, about how the U.S. can power the nation's future. An essay honoring Haiti while skewering oversimplified explanations of why that country suffers so concludes the program
Why we're liberals a political handbook for post-Bush America by Eric Alterman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than "liberal"--Yet public opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy. In this feisty, accessible primer, journalist and scholar Alterman sets out to restore liberalism to its rightful honored place in our political life as the politics of America's everyday citizens. In a crisply argued though extensively documented counterattack on right-wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of such canards as "Liberals Hate God" and "Liberals Are Soft on Terrorism," reclaiming liberalism from the false definitions foisted upon it by the right and repeated everywhere else. This book brings clarity and perspective to what has often been a one-sided debate for nothing less than the heart and soul of America
Bruce Springsteen : nacido para el rock by Eric Alterman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of official deception and its consequences by Eric Alterman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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