Author and journalist Marty Beckerman discusses his new book Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left and the Rabid Right (Disinformation, 2008) and the current state of American politics, the election there and more with Joseph Planta.
|Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left and the Rabid Right by Marty Beckerman. (Disinformation, 2008)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Marty Beckerman joins me from New York City this morning. He is the author of a new book, Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left and the Rabid Right. It is a stimulating, thoughtful, provocative, sometimes rude, but often funny book on the American political landscape. He’s spent four years with extremists on both sides of the aisle, and he exposes their fanaticism and how they are ruining the country with their failure to compromise on a wide variety of issues, whether it’s the First Amendment and free speech, political correctness, gay rights, drugs, sex, abortion, and more.
Marty Beckerman is the author of Generation SLUT and Death to All Cheerleaders. He has written for Playboy, Reason, Discover, The Huffington Post, and New York Press. He’s been featured in and on countless outlets from the New York Times, Fox News, NPR and MSNBC. Hunter S. Thompson once called him a ‘morbid little bastard,’ which to this day he considers the greatest compliment of his career. Dumbocracy is published by Disinformation and retails for $18.95. His website is www.martybeckerman.com. On a personal note, I am very happy that this book has been published, because of the trials and tribulations its author has had in getting to this day. Please welcome once again to the Planta: On the Line program, Marty Beckerman; Good morning, Mr. Beckerman.
Marty Beckerman website: http://www.martybeckerman.com