Kabuki Democracy

By Eric Alterman,

Book cover of Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama

Book description

In this agenda-setting essay, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama's many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Kabuki Democracy as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

To interpret the Obama administration’s reactions to the outside world, and the Middle East in particular, one must understand the media environment that helped elect him, and ultimately undermine his legacy.

I found this book, by a leading American political commentator, to be a powerful indictment of the mainstream US media (Right and Left), and advance warning of the polarization that accompanied the Benghazi attack and subsequent scandal. 

Want books like Kabuki Democracy?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Kabuki Democracy.

Browse books like Kabuki Democracy

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in politics, Barack Obama, and presidential biography?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about politics, Barack Obama, and presidential biography.

Politics Explore 710 books about politics
Barack Obama Explore 4 books about Barack Obama
Presidential Biography Explore 19 books about presidential biography