Hidden History

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of American Healthcare
SKU: 9781523091638

Popular progressive radio host and New York Times bestselling author Thom Hartmann reveals how and why attempts to establish affordable universal healthcare in the United States have been thwarted and what we can do to finally make it a reality.

"For-profit health insurance is the largest con job ever perpetrated on the American people--one that has cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives since the 1940s," says Thom Hartmann. Taiwan's single-payer system enabled the country to implement a nationwide coronavirus test-and-contact-trace program without shutting down its economy, resulting in just seven deaths, while in the United States more than 350,000 have died. 
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The Hidden History of American Oligarchy
SKU: 978-1523091584

The history of America (and of all democracies) catalogs the dynamic tension between democracy and oligarchy. Oligarchy usually has the power and the resources, and for this reason democracy has had limited success historically. The most important "stabilizer" that a democracy can build into its own system is one that prevents an oligarchy from taking over--which was an original purpose of the Constitution. 
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The Hidden History of Monopolies
SKU: 9781523087730

The monopolistic power of companies like Walmart, Amazon, Facebook, and Google distorts and corrupts the American economy--but Thom Hartmann, America's #1 progressive radio host, shows we've broken the control of behemoths like these before, and we can do it again.
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The Hidden History of the War on Voting
SKU: 9781523087785

In today's America, only a slim majority of eligible voters register to vote and a large percentage of registered voters don't bother to show up for elections. Is this their responsibility alone, or is it the insidious result of policies made by our elected officials?
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The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment
SKU: 9781523085996

Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the real history of guns in America and what we can do to limit both their lethal impact and the power of the gun lobby.

Taking his typically in-depth, historically informed view, Thom Hartmann examines the brutal role guns have played in American history, from the genocide of the Native Americans to the enforcement of slavery (Slave Patrols are in fact the Second Amendment's "well-regulated militias") and the racist post-Civil War social order.
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The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America
SKU: 978-1523085941

"Hartmann delivers a full-throated indictment of the U.S. Supreme Court in this punchy polemic." —Publishers Weekly

Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, explains how the Supreme Court has spilled beyond its Constitutional powers and how we the people should take that power back.
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