By Rick Shenkman

Fifty percentage of usa citizens can identify 4 characters from “The Simpsons,” yet basically out of 5 can identify all 3 branches of the government. not more than one in seven can locate Iraq on a map. simply how silly are we? lovely stupid.

In Just How silly Are We?, best-selling writer Rick Shenkman takes goal at our nice nationwide piety: the knowledge of the yank humans. American democracy is as direct as it’s ever been—but citizens are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political strength. without delay a strong indictment of voter apathy and political indifference, Just How silly Are We? additionally offers concrete proposals for reforming our institutions—the executive, the media, civic companies, political parties—to lead them to paintings greater for the yankee humans. yet first, Shenkman argues, we needs to reform ourselves.

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