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The Fox in the Henhouse

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The Fox in the Henhouse by Si Kahn and Elizabeth Minnich
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Oct 16, 2005 | 320 Pages
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    Oct 16, 2005 | 320 Pages

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“Like this excellent and timely book says, these days the foxes aren’t just guarding the henhouse—they’re on the inside. Unless we want to be devoured by the corporate foxes, we chickens better get organized. This book is a great place to start.”
—Jim Hightower, author of the New York Times bestseller Thieves in High Places

"If you care about your children's education, the quality of the air you breathe and the water you drink, affordable health care or Social Security, you need to read The Fox in the Henhouse…. Kahn and Minnich have given us a blueprint of how to organize now to protect our country and our future."
—Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives

“Few books manage to do what The Fox in the Henhouse does. It provides analytic tools for challenging corporate America's sale of democracy, honors legacies of resistance, and moves us to a vision of hope and action challenging the privatization of our lives and dreams."
—Chandra Talpade Mohanty, educator and author of Feminism Without Borders

"Inspiring to read, this book will be of great value to organizers, activists, and citizens of conscience…Nothing less than our democracy is at stake when extremists want to roll back our hard-earned rights. It offers a spirited blueprint for all citizens who care about renewing America's best and most generous traditions."
—Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor, The Nation

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Troy Duster
Foreword by Amy Goodman
Preface: Who We Are, Why We Care
Introduction: A Road Map

PART I Public, It’s Ours; Private, It’s Theirs
Chapter 1 “Morning in America”?
Chapter 2 Drawing the Line: Private Versus Public Goods
Chapter 3 Introducing Corporations
Chapter 4 Forms of Privatization

PART II Privatization at Work
A Worst-Case Scenario: For-Profit Private Prisons
Chapter 6 Tracking and Backtracking Politicians
Chapter 7 Keep the Paying Guests Coming: Filling Up the Prisons
Chapter 8 We Love This Problem: Lives for Sale
Chapter 9 Don’t Fence Me In: Private Walls and Public Rights
Chapter 10 Privatizing Against Equality
Chapter 11 Minds for Sale
Chapter 12 Privatizing Social Security: A Case Study of Ideology, Strategy, Tactics

PART III The Great Divide
Chapter 13 The Two Cultures of the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 14 Appreciating the Public Sector
Chapter 15 A Fable, and a Fabulous True Story
Chapter 16 An Offer No Corporation Could Refuse

PART IV Freedom, Revolution, Progress
Chapter 17 The American Dream—Always at Risk
Chapter 18 Differing Visions, Conflicting Values
Chapter 19 “Trickling Down” into the 1980s and 1990s
Chapter 20 Methods That Affect Our Lives
Chapter 21 Resistant Strengths
Afterword: Returning Home, Remembering Meanings of Freedom
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Resources
About the Authors

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