Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Audiobook, by Jacob S. Hacker Play Audiobook Sample

Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Audiobook

Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Audiobook, by Jacob S. Hacker Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Kalorama Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781684579259

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58:59 minutes

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30:58 minutes

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39:32 minutes

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Does the GOP represent "forgotten" Americans? Or does it represent the superrich?

In Let Them Eat Tweets, bestselling political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson offer a definitive answer: the Republican Party serves its plutocratic masters to a degree without precedent in modern global history. Conservative parties, by their nature, almost always side with the rich. But when faced with popular resistance, they usually make concessions, allowing some policies that benefit the working and middle classes. After all, how can a political party maintain power in a democracy if it serves only the interests of a narrow and wealthy slice of society?

Today's Republicans have shown the way, doubling down on a truly radical, elite-benefiting economic agenda while at the same time making increasingly incendiary racial and cultural appeals to their almost entirely white base. Telling a forty-year story, Hacker and Pierson demonstrate that since the early 1980s, when inequality started spiking, extreme tax cutting, union busting, and deregulation have gone hand in hand with extreme race-baiting, outrage stoking, and disinformation. As Hacker and Pierson argue, Trump isn't a break with the GOP's recent past. On the contrary, he embodies its tightening embrace of plutocracy and right-wing extremism.

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About the Authors

Jacob S. Hacker is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of political science at Yale University. A fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, he is the author of the New York Times Editors’ Choice The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream and The Divided Welfare State, and he is coauthor, with Paul Pierson, of Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy. A frequent media commentator, Hacker has written for publications including the Nation, the New York Times, and the Washington Post and has appeared on MSNBC and NPR. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Paul Pierson is a professor of political science and holder of the Avice Saint Chair of Public Policy at the University of California–Berkeley. He is the author of Politics in Time and Dismantling the Welfare State? and coauthor, with Jacob S. Hacker, of Off Center. He has written for publications including the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New Republic and serves on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, and the Annual Review of Political Science. Pierson lives in Berkeley, California.

About Peter Berkrot

Peter Berkrot, winner of Audie and Earphones Awards for narration, is a stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. He has narrated over 450 works that span a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, thriller, and children’s titles. His audiobook credits include works of Alan Glynn, Eric Van Lustbader, Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz. In film and television, he appeared in Caddyshack, America’s Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries. He performs in regional and New York theaters and directs the New Voices acting school.