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The Resource Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank

Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank

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Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?
Title
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Frank
Title variation
  • Listen, Liberal
  • What ever happened to the part of the people?
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the bestselling author of What's the Matter With Kansas, a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics -- a book that asks: what's the matter with Democrats?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, 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. With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank 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. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals-the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America"--
  • "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, 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. With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank 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. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals-the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Thomas
Dewey number
324.2736
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2316
LC item number
.F73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Liberalism
  • Politics, Practical
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
Label
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781627795395
Lccn
2015049351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2015049351
  • 1526398
Label
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781627795395
Lccn
2015049351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2015049351
  • 1526398

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