America (the Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Themes

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Satire

America (The Book) is quite obviously a book of satire. It is written by the host and writers of one of the most popular comedy television shows in the country, The Daily Show, and would not be appropriate to the show unless it was filled with the sort of satire that the show regularly delivers to viewers. However, America (The Book) aims at a certain sort of satire, characteristic of its unique location in the American public sphere. The Daily Show is a "fake news" show that mocks the news and those who report it. However, it is among one of the most trusted sources of news in part because it wears its bias on its sleeves and has the culture's permission to make claims about the state of American politics that bona fide news shows do not.

As a result, many find The Daily Show's interviews and...

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