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Nichols, John 1959-

Works: 54 works in 177 publications in 2 languages and 10,806 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Biographies  Festschriften  Sources  Comedy films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about John Nichols
Most widely held works by John Nichols
The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world again by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily newspapers are closing across America. Washington bureaus are shuttering; whole areas of the federal government are now operating with no press coverage. International bureaus are going, going, gone. Journalism, the counterbalance to corporate and political power, the lifeblood of American democracy, is not just threatened. It is in meltdown. In The Death and Life of American Journalism, Robert W. McChesney, an academic, and John Nichols, a journalist, who together founded the nation's leading media reform network, Free Press, investigate the crisis. They propose a bold strategy for saving journalism that looks back to how the Founding Fathers ensured free press protection with the First Amendment and provided subsidies to the burgeoning print press of the young nation.-publisher description
The S word : a short history of an American tradition ... socialism by John Nichols( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a short, sharp, irreverent rejoinder to right-wing red-baiting. A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as "even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists." The author offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life, arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history. Tom Paine was enamored of early socialists, Horace Greeley employed Karl Marx as a correspondent, and Helen Keller was an avowed socialist. This book gives Americans back a crucial aspect of their past and makes a forthright case for socialist ideas today. -- Publisher's description
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy by John Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, two of the country's leading media analysts and founders of the national media reform group Free Press, dissect the abysmal coverage of the Iraq War and the 2004 presidential election, showing how these media failures expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism, the organized campaign by the political right to control the news cycle, and the ascendancy of infotainment. Tragedy and Farce helps us to navigate among swift boats and Humvees, from the machinations of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group to the dismissals of the Downing Street memo. Ultimately, Nichols and McChesney argue that the media crisis is not due to incompetent or corrupt journalists but to corrupt policy making that has allowed the media to become the private domain of billionaire investors and massive corporations. In our highly concentrated media system it has become commercially and politically irrational to do the kind of journalism a self-governing society requires."--Jacket
Dollarocracy : how the money-and-media election complex is destroying America by John Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before. As the money gets bigger—especially after the Citizens United ruling—and journalism, a core check and balance on the government, declines, American citizens are in danger of becoming less informed and more open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and staggering new research on “the money power,” Dollarocracy shows that this new power does not just endanger electoral politics; it is a challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself
The Capital Times : a proudly radical newspaper's century-long fight for justice and for peace by Dave Zweifel( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Capital Times has always been a progressive newspaper, but even more important than its progressivism has been its embrace of the role of a free and independent press. Founded by William T. Evjue in 1917 to defend Robert M. La Follette's opposition to World War I, The Capital Times opposed militarism and the military-industrial complex in the most dangerous and difficult of times. It has from its founding developed and maintained a critique of corporate power and monopolies that is rooted in the Midwestern tradition of distrusting concentrated economic and political power. Over the years, The Capital Times has wrestled with how to adapt this vision to the moment - and it has often been at odds with the political currents of the moment. There have been times when The Capital Times has seemed old-fashioned, even nostalgic; yet, in recent years it's stances have been celebrated and embraced by young activists in the Occupy Movement and by national figures such as Bernie Sanders - who calls The Capital Times "may be the only daily newspaper that actually gets it." And while The Capital Times has always had a national and international vision, it remains a newspaper rooted in its place. The Capital Times has believed, throughout its history, that Wisconsin has something to teach America and the world. The Cap Times has survived 100 years, a rare accomplishment in the newspaper game"--
Outsider in the White House by Bernard Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Sanders's campaign for the presidency of the United States has galvanized people all over the country, putting economic, racial, and social justice into the spotlight, and raising hopes that Americans can take back their country from the billionaires and change the course of history. In this book, Sanders tells the story of his political life. He describes how, after cutting his teeth in the Civil Rights movement, he helped build a grassroots political movement in Vermont, making it possible for him to become the first independent elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in forty years. The story continues through the U.S. Senate and through the launch of his presidential campaign
Our media, not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate media by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of the U.S. media is consolidated in the hands of a few large companies, which results in journalism biased toward the corporate point of view, this book contends. The authors argue for local control, chronicle the rise of grassroots media activism, and conclude with a proposal for meaningful improvement
Uprising : how Wisconsin renewed the politics of protest, from Madison to Wall Street by John Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the labor protest movement in 2011 over collective bargaining rights for public employees and teachers, emphasizing the media attention it received and its influence on the Occupy Wall Street movement
Dick : the man who is president by John Nichols( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George W. Bush may hold the title of Commander-in-Chief, but real power is in the hands of Richard Bruce Cheney, a remarkably unexamined and--as this book reveals--extremist politician. Dick Cheney staffed the White House, sets energy policy, guided the nation into war with Iraq, and, working closely with Karl Rove, oversees the political infrastructure that allows corporate interests and the religious right to control lawmaking, regulation, and the selection of judges. Here is the first biography of the most powerful vice president in American history.--From publisher description
The genius of impeachment : the founders' cure for royalism by John Nichols( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This surprising and irreverent book by one of America's leading political reporters makes the case that impeachment is much more than a legal and congressional process & mdash;it is an essential instrument of America's democratic system. Articles of impeachment have been brought sixty-two times in American history. Thomas Jefferson himself forwarded the evidence for impeachment of the first federal official to be removed under the process & mdash;John Pickering in 1803. Impeachment is as American as apple pie. The founders designed impeachment as one of the checks against executive power. As John
Against the beast : a documentary history of American opposition to empire( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay 2 play( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? John Ennis documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process
Jews for Buchanan : did you hear the one about the theft of the American presidency? by John Nichols( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stinging, laugh-inducing look at how George W. Bush stole the 2000 presidential election, in words and pictures. An ABC News poll revealed that 35 percent of Americans -- or close to one hundred million people -- believe that Bush was not legitimately elected. In a wonderfully irreverent grab-bag of facts, rumor, idle speculation, and unmitigated rage, this book revisits the major events and decisions of the 2000 presidential race and outlines the overwhelming litany of mistakes, conflicts of interest, inappropriate behavior, and political abuse that were on display during this sorry episode in American political history. Drawing on a variety of sources, from the Annenburg Center's comprehensive collection of election-related documents to little-known websites, Jews for Buchanan covers the whole range of issues that don't pass the smell test: the intimidation of black voters; the disproportionate number of older Jewish residents of Florida who recorded votes for Patrick Buchanan; information about Katherine Harris's connections with the Bush campaign; arguments for the recusal of specific Supreme Court justices; communication between Jeb Bush's office and the Bush campaign; and the role of Republican aides in disrupting the recount -- all adding up to a powerful case that George W. Bush is merely a pretender. Combines quips and quotes with the best editorial cartoons and commentary from the election
Koch brothers exposed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From environmental pollution to their efforts to dismantle Social Security for working Americans, the Koch brothers have launched a large network, attacking our American values. Join Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones and Katrina vanden Heuvel in this investigation of how the billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on covert attacks that destroy American values and corrupt our government
Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse : a field guide to the most dangerous people in America by John Nichols( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Trump has assembled a rogue's gallery of alt-right hatemongers, crony capitalists, immigrant bashers, and climate-change deniers to run the American government. To survive the next four years, we the people need to know whose hands are on the levers of power-- and how to challenge their abuses. Nichols has been covering many of these deplorables for decades, and now he digs deep into the histories and ideologies of the people who make up Trump's inner circle
It's the media, stupid by John Nichols( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It started in Wisconsin by Mari Jo Buhle( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings - and pizzas - to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here is a riveting account of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession. It Started in Wisconsin includes eyewitness reports by striking teachers, students, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), as well as essays explaining Wisconsin's progressive legacy by acclaimed historians. The book lays bare the national corporate campaign that crafted Wisconsin's anti-union legislation and similar laws across the country, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with original pictures and comics."--Page [4] of cover
Orwell rolls in his grave( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together an ex-"60-Minutes" producer, a United States congressman, as well as some of the country's leading intellectual voices on the media to examine the mix of business, politics and idealogy that is the modern mainstream media. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, this film moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the media. Does the corporate media reflect public opinion or create it?
The rise and rise of Richard B. Cheney : unlocking the mysteries of the most powerful vice president in American history by John Nichols( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now with Bill Moyers : John Nichols and Robert McChesney on the media and democracy by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, media experts John Nichols and Robert McChesney join Bill Moyers to examine America's corporate media machine and the dire implications of closed-door deregulatory decisions."--Container
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The death and life of American journalism : the media revolution that will begin the world again
The S word : a short history of an American tradition ... socialismTragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracyOur media, not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate mediaDick : the man who is presidentThe genius of impeachment : the founders' cure for royalismAgainst the beast : a documentary history of American opposition to empireJews for Buchanan : did you hear the one about the theft of the American presidency?It's the media, stupidThe rise and rise of Richard B. Cheney : unlocking the mysteries of the most powerful vice president in American history
Alternative Names
John Nichols (journalist) Amerikaans journalist

John Nichols journaliste américain

John Nichols periodista estadounidense

John Nichols periodista estatunidenc

John Nichols periodista estauxunidense

Nichols, John Harrison

Джон Николс

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