Daily Kos Founder Scores Book Deal; Will Compare Republican Party and Islamic Radicals

By Jason Boog Comment

Markos_headshot2.jpgDaily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas just inked a book deal with PoliPoint for a new book with an evocative premise. “American Taliban” will compare the ideologies between the Republican Party and Islamic radicals, ultimately arguing: “progressives hate radical Jihadists for the same reason they hate conservatives–intolerance, militarism, disrespect for democracy, and a desire to impose their regressive mores on the rest of society.”

Scheduled for a September 2010 release, PoliPoint plans a 25,000 initial print run for the title. This will be Moulitsas’ (pictured, via) third book, joining a growing bookshelf by the prominent blogger: “Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People Powered Politics” and “Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era.”

PoliPointPress publisher Scott Jordan had this statement: “With the Teabagger and Birther movements, there has been massive media attention paid to the intolerant radical right, so American Taliban is not only provocative, but also a timely, clear-headed perspective that reveals those who promulgate intolerance, racism, and demagoguery. We’re thrilled to be publishing Markos’ new book and look forward to helping shape the national dialogue surrounding these domestic threats along with Markos and progressive bloggers nationwide.”