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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction was written by Comedy Central's The Daily Show host Jon Stewart along with that show's writing staff. Published by Grand Central Publishing in 2004, the book mimics the style and format of a grade school textbook and satirizes many aspects of American history, politics, and culture, in particular the 2004 U.S. presidential election. The book features a forward by "Thomas Jefferson," various arts and crafts activities, as well as chapters entitled "The President: The King of Democracy," "Congress: Quagmire of Freedom," and "The Media: Democracy's Valiant Vulgarians."