By Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show
Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The day-by-day convey, and his coterie of patriots, bring a hilarious examine American government.
American-style democracy is the world's so much loved type of govt, and is the reason why such a lot of different countries are longing for us to impose it on them. yet what's American democracy? In the US (The Book), Jon Stewart and The day-by-day express writing employees provide their insights into our specific procedure of presidency, dissecting its associations, explaining its historical past and approaches, and exploring the explanations why suggestions like one guy, one vote, govt by means of the folks, and each vote counts became such well known city myths. issues comprise: old Rome: the 1st Republicans; The Founding Fathers: younger, proficient, and White; The Media: Can it's Stopped?; and more!
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