Banana Republicans

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Banana Republicans
Banana Republicans cover.jpg
Author Sheldon Rampton
John Stauber
Cover artist Tom Tomorrow
Subject Media bias, Republican Party
Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin
Publication date
Pages 264
ISBN 1-58542-342-4
OCLC 54694701

Banana Republicans: How the Right Wing Is Turning America Into a One-Party State is a book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber of the Center for Media and Democracy.[1] It was published in 2004.

In the book, Rampton and Stauber argue that a right-wing political machine, in the form of the Republican Party and its functionaries in the media, lobbying establishment and electoral system, is undermining dissent and squelching pluralistic politics in the United States.

In writing Banana Republicans, Rampton and Stauber experimented with collaborative research, inviting Disinfopedia users to contribute their own research and analysis while the book was being written.

Table of contents[edit]

  • Introduction: The War at Home
  • Chapter 1: The Marketplace of Ideas
  • Chapter 2: The Echo Chamber
  • Chapter 3: The One-Party State
  • Chapter 4: Pumping Irony
  • Chapter 5: Block the Vote
  • Chapter 6: Traitor Baiters
  • Conclusion: The Three-Banana Problem


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