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People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy by John Nichols, Robert W. McChesney

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chapter five

OVERCOMING THE DEMOCRATIC DISCONNECT

SOMETHING SCARY ABOUT AMERICA, REALLY SCARY, AND REALLY unsettling, became evident to us as we traveled the United States on extensive national tours for our two previous books—one of which examined the collapse of mainstream journalism as a source of the information that is necessary and sufficient to sustain democracy, and the other of which examined the collapse of democracy itself under the weight of a campaign-finance system so broken that it has become the plaything of rogue billionaires ...

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