Give me liberty : a handbook for American revolutionaries

by Naomi Wolf

Paperback, 2008




New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.


As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are becoming increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder, if not on the road to functional collapse. Although it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells you how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately the nation.

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LibraryThing member gmicksmith
This is a primer for patriots, from a left wing perspective, though applicable to anyone, who want to effect change. This is a "nuts and bolts" approach on how to organize and agitate for change. As people increasingly are isolated and ignorant of the American tradition, this is a refresher course in what we are all about as a nation. Most of politicians do not respond since our activities as citizens are so timid; politicians do not even promote democracy so this would be a good refresher for them as well if only ordinary citizens were more active.… (more)
LibraryThing member PaulBerauer
Fantastic book.

I have read her "Letters to a Young Patriot" and loved it, thought I thought it was a little extreme. I feel the same way about this book. It brings up some troubling trends: increasing limits on the freedom of speech and the increasing difficulty for average citizens to be involved in the government being the two big focuses of her witting.

However, one of the most interesting parts of her book is near the end, where it gives a handbook that is, I believe anyway, extremely helpful for anyone who wants to play a bigger part in American politics and taking back the government form interest groups and corrupt politicians.
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