Author: Joe Conason
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: June 15, 2004
Hardcover: 272 pages
“Factually arresting.” — The New York Times
“Cleverly smart… Readers of all political persuasions who care about the quality, as well as the decibel level, of civic debate ought to hope that Conason’s book circulates more efficiently across ideological lines than those previous books that scorn civility of any sort.” — The Washington Post
“Conason flushes the hypocrisy out of conservative rants and jibes at liberals…. Here he takes on the most egregious examples of conservative demagoguery, playing their cards right back at them.” — Kirkus Reviews
In Big Lies, Joe Conason rips through the ten most damaging lies perpetrated by the right wing propaganda machine. This scathing, fact-filled analysis debunks it all:
-The myth that Republicans are fiscal geniuses and champions of free enterprise.
-The right’s self-proclaimed monopoly on “family values.”
-The conservative smearing of liberals as unpatriotic and anti-American.
-And of course, the “compassionate conservatism” of George W. Bush. (It depends on the meaning of “compassionate.”)
Big Lies confronts right-wing slander and bias with a long-awaited, badly-needed counterpunch to the deceptions that have plagued American politics for a generation.