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Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?
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Éditeur Picador
Année 2017
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Titre
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?
Édition
First Picador paperback edition. With a new afterword"
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Description
1 vol. (334 p.) ; 21 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. 285-319. Index
Note édition
Originally published in 2016
Variantes de titres
Whatever happened to the party of the people?
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Classification Dewey
324.2736
Contenu
Introduction: Listen, Liberal ; Theory of the liberal class ; How capitalism got its groove back ; The economy, stupid ; Agents of change ; It takes a Democrat ; The hipster and the banker should be friends ; How the crisis went to waste ; The defects of a superior mind ; The Blue State model ; The innovation class ; Liberal gilt ; Conclusion: Trampling out the vineyard ; Afterword to the 2017 edition: the year they found somewhere else to go
Résumé
"It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course. But this is to fundamentally misunderstand the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years of research and first-hand reporting, political analyst Thomas Frank points out that the Democrats have done little to advance traditional liberal goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. Indeed, they have scarcely dented the free-market consensus at all. This is not for lack of opportunity: Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Wall Street gets its bailouts, wages keep falling, and the free-trade deals keep coming. Frank's Listen, Liberal lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. But for the nation as a whole, it is a one-way ticket into the abyss of inequality" (ed.)
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978-1-250-11813-4
1-250-11813-1
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