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Nichols, John 1959-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 4,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Interviews  Military history  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: P95.82.U6, 302.230973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Nichols
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy by John Nichols( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, two of the country's leading media analysts and founders of the national media reform group Free Press, dissect the abysmal coverage of the Iraq War and the 2004 presidential election, showing how these media failures expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism, the organized campaign by the political right to control the news cycle, and the ascendancy of infotainment. Tragedy and Farce helps us to navigate among swift boats and Humvees, from the machinations of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group to the dismissals of the Downing Street memo. Ultimately, Nichols and McChesney argue that the media crisis is not due to incompetent or corrupt journalists but to corrupt policy making that has allowed the media to become the private domain of billionaire investors and massive corporations. In our highly concentrated media system it has become commercially and politically irrational to do the kind of journalism a self-governing society requires."--BOOK JACKET
Dollarocracy : how the money-and-media election complex is destroying America by John Nichols( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before. As the money gets bigger--especially after the Citizens United ruling--and journalism, a core check and balance on the government, declines, American citizens are in danger of becoming less informed and more open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and staggering new research on "the money power," "Dollarocracy" shows that this new power does not just endanger electoral politics; it is a challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself
Dick : the man who is president by John Nichols( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George W. Bush may hold the title of Commander-in-Chief, but real power is in the hands of Richard Bruce Cheney, a remarkably unexamined and--as this book reveals--extremist politician. Dick Cheney staffed the White House, sets energy policy, guided the nation into war with Iraq, and, working closely with Karl Rove, oversees the political infrastructure that allows corporate interests and the religious right to control lawmaking, regulation, and the selection of judges. Here is the first biography of the most powerful vice president in American history.--From publisher description
Against the beast : a documentary history of American opposition to empire ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jews for Buchanan : did you hear the one about the theft of the American presidency? by John Nichols( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Koch brothers exposed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From environmental pollution to their efforts to dismantle social security for working Americans, the Koch Brothers have launched a large network, attacking our American values. Join Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones and Katrina vanden Heuvel in this shocking and dramatic investigation of how the Billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on covert attacks that destroy American values and corrupt our government
It's the media, stupid by John Nichols( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It started in Wisconsin by Paul Buhle( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings - and pizzas - to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here is a riveting account of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession. It Started in Wisconsin includes eyewitness reports by striking teachers, students, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), as well as essays explaining Wisconsin's progressive legacy by acclaimed historians. The book lays bare the national corporate campaign that crafted Wisconsin's anti-union legislation and similar laws across the country, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with original pictures and comics."--Page 4 of cover
Orwell rolls in his grave ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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NOW with Bill Moyers John Nichols and Robert McChesney on the media and democracy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this program, media experts John Nichols and Robert McChesney join Bill Moyers to examine America's corporate media machine and the dire implications of closed-door deregulatory decisions."--Container
Impeachment of a president ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the wake of President Bush's commutation of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence, talk of impeachment is gaining steam. An opinion poll says that nearly half of all Americans favor impeachment of the President, and more than half believe Vice President Cheney should be impeached as well. Bill Moyers gets perspective from constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of The genius of impeachment : the founders' cure for royalism. A Bill Moyers essay on war is also included
Saving American journalism ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is good journalism going extinct? Fractured audiences and tight budgets have downsized or sunk many of the fourth estate's major battleships, including this very program. David Brancaccio talks to professor Robert McChesney and journalist John Nichols about the perils of a shrinking news media landscape, and their bold proposal to save journalism with government subsidies. Their new book is "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again." Should journalism get the next government bailout?
Health care and finance reform ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The road to health care reform is littered with casualties--most of them President Obama's progressive allies. In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers is joined by Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, and The Nation's John Nichols to take a closer look at the newly signed reform legislation and explore why some say that reform is not yet done. In addition, Moyers speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson for a candid examination of the obstacles facing substantive finance reform and what Washington's proposed legislation would--and would not--accomplish. The program concludes with an essay that conjures the spirit of 19th-century satrist Ambrose Bierce as it decries the pernicious influence interests on health care and finance reform initiatives."--Container
NOW with Bill Moyers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A report on Pakistan and its potential threat to the United States ; a discussion of the media and democracy with the Federal Communications Commission's Commissioner Copps and authors Robert McChesney and John Nichols
NOW with Bill Moyers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this program, media experts John Nichols and Robert McChesney join Bill Moyers to examine America's corporate media machine and the dire implications of closed-door deregulatory decisions."--Container
Free the media by John Nichols( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now with Bill Moyers Horton Foote on contemporary drama ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers is joined by media experts John Nichols and Robert McChesney to examine America's corporate media machine and the serious implications of closed-door deregulatory decisions
Truth tellers and the fate of democracy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Profit often trumps journalism. Opinion and disinformation crowd out facts. Where is truth when professional journalists are compromised? What is Democracy without a reputable Fourth Estate?
Tragedy and farce how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy by John Nichols( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Many on the left blame the mainstream corporate media for the Iraq War and for 2004 election of George W. Bush. [The authors of this book] certainly wouldn't disagree, as evidenced by their detailing of the media's many imbalances and distortions in both of those cases, but they see these problems as part of a larger structural issue concerning the ownership and organizational realities of the current American journalistic scene. They describe the rise of the already problematic "professional" journalism and describe its further degradation under the tutelage of corporate power. They review the current landscape of media reform activism and offer public policy recommendations on how to change media structures so that the United States may someday avoid the warning of James Madison that "A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both." -http://www.booksinprint.com
The rise and rise of Dick Cheney : unlocking the mysteries of the most powerful vice president in American history by John Nichols( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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