"Ideal for the college survey course: judicious introduction plus just the right admixture of explanatory notes (vital for American students' comprehension of dialect words), up-to-date bibliography, and several other brief, indispensable supports to well-informed reading."
--Katherine Linehan, Oberlin College
Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinion is not only our privilege but our responsibility. Without this dialogue, the backbone of what we have fought so desperately for could easily crumble.Over the past several decades, we have seen the number of democratic societies around the globe increase, and during the past ten years, there has been a heightened awareness of the increasing conflicts and problems that both directly and indirectly affect our everyday lives. With the Middle EastÆs never ending conflict, the war on terrorism, and the numerous financial and environmental crises, peopleÆs sense of safety, power, and representation has diminished in part because they feel they have no voice.