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Text by Mark Engler, Steve Simon-80 pages, 55 Illustrations in Duatone
The Republican Party held its national convention in New York City, less than three miles from where the World Trade Center once stood. Five thousand party delegates gathered in a heavily fortified Madison Square Garden to nominate George W. Bush for a second term as president. They were greeted by more than 400,000 protesters, who marched outside as part of the largest demonstration in American history ever to confront a national political convention, and by an unprecedented 15,000 journalists who arrived to cover the event.
Steve Simon's photographs captured the scripted performances on stage, the media pundits who lined the arena, and the uninhibited displays of free speech that filled Manhattan's streets. His work illuminates a fateful time in the history of a divided nation, challenging us to look beyond the carefully managed pageant that appeared on the evening news--and to gauge for ourselves the state of American democracy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
ISBN 8881585618 ISBN13 9788881585618
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More About Mark Engler
Mark Engler, a writer based in Philadelphia, is an editorial board member at Dissent, a contributing editor at Yes! Magazine, and author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books). Paul Engler is founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, based in Los Angeles. He worked for more than a decade as an organizer in the immigrant rights, global justice, and labor movements.