Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

  • 354 pages
  • B012N992EK
  • English
  • Hardcover
Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

⊊ Online ᥛ Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? for kids ⊵ Author Thomas Frank ⋴ Thoroughly entertaining Frank delights in skewering the sacred cows of coastal liberalism he argues that the Democratic partyonce the Party of the Peoplenow caters to the interests of a professional managerial class consisting of lawyers, doctors, professors, scientists, programmers, even investment bankers A serious political critique New York Times Book Review front page What makes Franks book new, different and important is its offer of a compelling theory as to how and why the party of Jefferson, Jackson and Roosevelt is now so unlikely to champion the economic needs of everyday people In such a looking glass world, Listen, Liberal is a desperately needed corrective.History News NetworkIn his new book, progressive commentator Thomas Frank says Democrats need to take a good long look in the mirror if they want answers to why blue collar workers are feeling abandoned and even infuriated by what used to be their party New York Post The most important political book of 2016, and one that should disturb and hopefully influence progressives for years to come.OBRag.comA must read.Naomi KleinOver the past four decades, Frank argues, the Democrats have embraced a new favorite constituency the professional classthe doctors, lawyers, engineers, programmers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, financiers and other so called creatives whose fetish for academic credentials and technological innovation has infected the party of the working class For that class, Frank argues, income and wealth inequality is not a problem but an inevitable condition Washington Post An astute dissection of contemporary Democratic politics that demonstrates, cogently and at times acidly, how the party lost the allegiance of blue collar Americans Publishers Weekly No one has written consistently and stylishly about the conservative onslaught in America and the betrayal of liberal democratic values than Thomas Frank, arguably the Lefts leading essayists and the founder of The Baffler This is Mr Franks best book since Whats the Matter with Kansas Pittsburgh Post Gazette A tough and thought provoking look at whats wrong with America Frank puts forth an impressive catalog of Democratic disappointments, than enough to make liberals uncomfortable Booklist Important engaging An edgyeven disturbinganalysis of the Democratic Partys jilting of its traditional base The National Book Review An engaging and witty demolition of the Democratic party, especially its modern post New Deal incarnation Listen, Liberal is a great read for this election season.SocialistWorker.orgThomas Franks new book Listen, Liberal documents a half century of work by the Democratic elite to belittle working people and exile their concerns to the fringes of the partys platform If the prevailing ideology of the Republican establishment is that of a sneering aristocracy, Democratic elites are all too often the purveyors of a smirking meritocracy that offers working people very little Huffington Post Long overdue Listen, Liberal is a powerful addition to Americas political discourse It is full of truths and, sadly, the truth hurts Washington City Paper Democrats often use the fact that Republicans have gone off the deep end to ignore their left flank, on the grounds that those liberals have nowhere else to go politically Listen, Liberal contributes to the literature that expresses deep frustration with that decision, the fuel for a revolt The Fiscal Times As with Franks other books, Listen, Liberal is a piece of contemporary history that tells us not only what the powerful are up to, but how the trick is being pulled, with an admirable deployment of irony While his previous books are essentially about devils being devils, this one shows how the angels have fallen further than they realize Prospect UK An indispensable read provocative and stimulating National NewswatchThomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What s the Matter with Kansas A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper s, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler He lives outside Washington, D.C. 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