In this groundbreaking follow up to Regime Change Begins at Home, Charles Derber examines what is behind the rise of the corporate regime in America and what we can do to realign ourselves against it. /DOUBLE MEANING OF HIDDEN POWER: the book deals with two kinds of hidden power--the power behind who really rules America, and the power of the American people to change the system /REVEALS THE NATURE OF THE ELECTION TRAP: Unless you build a real movement toward more fundamental change, regime change, thing is going to change even if you win the election. /TIMELESS: Hidden Power takes the timeless element of Regime Change Begins at Home and expands it into a classic commentary on the phemen of elections rather than the 2004 election: 6 of the 9 chapters are new, and 3 are revised versions of chapters that first appeared in Regime Change Begins at Home. Republican? Democrat? Red? Blue? According to Charlie Derber, it's all the same. In Hidden Power, Derber exposes how political and cultural forces have prevented us from seeing the fundamental structure of power (the regime) and from seeing our own powers for changing it. This book will help citizens from all across party lines to understand the difference between the power of parties (and electoral victories) from the power of regimes, and show them that it's up to them to support regime change.
Charles Derber is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College and former director of its graduate program on Social Economy and Social Justice. His nine internationally acclaimed books include: People Before Profit: The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money and Economic Crisis, Corporation Nation, and The Wilding of America.