Expanding on his candid “Chalk Talks” that inform the popular Lou Dobbs Tonight, the outspoken journalist points us toward the path to a revived America by forcing us to face facts: our nation has lost its moorings.
We are alienated from political parties that have ignored the middle class, and we are rightfully outraged when General Electric, the world’s third-largest multinational conglomerate, pays zero corporate taxes while the average American struggles.
We live in an era of bipartisan dysfunction, and of cronyism that would make 19th-century robber barons blush. Our business leaders are failing because CEOs know how tightly their success is linked to political contributions.
We can’t talk honestly about America’s enemies without fear of reprimand from the ACLU. Political correctness is shackling our common sense.
We reelected a president who presided over one of the worst economies in history, set our foreign policy adrift, and expressed contempt for the foundations of our free-enterprise system.
We have lost the values that once defined “the American way”—thrift, faith, efficiency, community, ingenuity—and have given in to big business, an insatiable government ruling class, and accept our trillion-dollar debt as the new normal.
And we are kept in the dark, thanks to the media that scarcely cover the issues that may not sell to a profitable demographic.
So what’s the good news? Every one of these problems is fixable, and can be addressed right now. In Upheaval, Lou Dobbs explains how to start thinking clearly again, how to engage in issues that matter, how to win arguments based on ideas and knowledge (knowledge really is power), and how to make a difference that’s imperative to our survival. Upheaval arms readers with this information for fighting back, and does it as only Lou Dobbs can: with a style as frank and intelligent as it is witty and unfailingly honest.
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So it has come to this. Barack Obama is a two-term president. A president who in his first term presided over one of the worst economies in American history, whose foreign policy was utterly incomprehensible, a leader who expressed contempt for the foundations of our free-enterprise, capitalist system now has three more years in which to either further America’s decline under his stewardship or truly reverse direction in his policies, as many of us expected he would... see more