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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sirota Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781400177554
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Job outsourcing; perpetual busy signals at government agencies; slashed paychecks, stolen elections; a war without end, fatally mismanaged: ordinary Americans on both the Right and Left have had it with Washington politicians who belong to what David Sirota calls “the money party” and are organizing to change the status quo. In his new book, Sirota investigates whether this uprising can be transformed into a unified political movement.

Sirota takes us far from the national media spotlight into the trenches, where real change is happening—from the headquarters of the most powerful third party in America to the bowels of the US Senate; from the auditorium of an ExxonMobil shareholders meeting to the quasi-military staging area of a vigilante force on the Mexican border.

Sirota reminds us that the Declaration of Independence (“America’s original uprising manifesto”) says that governments “derive their powers from the consent of the governed.” Irreverent, insightful, and invigorating, The Uprising is an adventure that shows how the governed have stopped consenting and started taking action.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sirota reports cleverly and in pleasing detail about a complex world of political conflict.”

    Washington Post

  • “Audacious…Sirota has a true gift for phrase-making and the pithy comment.”

    Providence (RI) Journal

  • “The author weaves entertaining case studies, keeping his tone conversational, the narrative fast-paced, and the content accessible…This book presents a rousing account of the local uprisings already in effect.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “David Sirota is honest, uncompromising, passionate, and a brilliant communicator. He is the most important progressive voice we have in this country. The Uprising should be read by anyone who wants to understand exactly how the ordinary person has been sold out by the political system.”

    Matt Taibbi, national political correspondent for Rolling Stone and author of The Great Derangement

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dublindem | 8/14/2012

    " I enjoyed Sirota's optimism and his interpretation of events! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/17/2012

    " This is a great book about grassroots activities. It covers left and right. Great explanations about why things do or don't work. The most important thing is he shows the commonality between this disparate groups. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ted Heitz | 8/11/2011

    " Prelude to the development of the WFP and labor's role in gov't. Socialist banter but he called it correctly given recent events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 8/6/2011

    " Excellent, clearly written analysis of this moment in America. Looks at multiple ways that discontent with a corrupt political process is expressing itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 7/8/2011

    " Reading this on recommendation from local Obama campaign manager... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Denkmire | 11/2/2010

    " Refreshingly wide ranging examples of populist activism. Sirota doesn't hide his own leanings, but does a fine job showing the common threads for successful movements. The common stumbling blocks, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Strasse | 8/19/2010

    " I think you should read it, then pass it on to a friend, and have them pass it on to another friend, etc... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ted | 7/27/2010

    " Prelude to the development of the WFP and labor's role in gov't. Socialist banter but he called it correctly given recent events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/12/2010

    " Refreshingly wide ranging examples of populist activism. Sirota doesn't hide his own leanings, but does a fine job showing the common threads for successful movements. The common stumbling blocks, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/8/2010

    " This is a great book about grassroots activities. It covers left and right. Great explanations about why things do or don't work. The most important thing is he shows the commonality between this disparate groups. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 11/21/2008

    " Reading this on recommendation from local Obama campaign manager... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 8/18/2008

    " Excellent, clearly written analysis of this moment in America. Looks at multiple ways that discontent with a corrupt political process is expressing itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dublindem | 8/9/2008

    " I enjoyed Sirota's optimism and his interpretation of events! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 6/14/2008

    " After listening to David Sirota debate Grover Norquist, and soundly trouncing GN. I had to go and hear him at Elliot Bay. After listening to his point of view on the current state of America, I had to buy the book.

    So far, it is very interesting. "

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About the Author
Author David Sirota

David Sirota is a campaign strategist, political operative, and writer. Sirota has served as the press secretary for independent representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont and was recently a senior strategist for Brian Schweitzer, Montana’s first Democratic governor in sixteen years. He is a senior editor at In These Times, a regular contributor to the Nation, the blogger for Working Assets, and a twice-weekly guest on the Al Franken Show. The author of the New York Times bestseller Hostile Takeover, Sirota is also cochair of the Progressive Legislative Action Network. He lives in Helena, Montana, with his wife.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.