What's Left?: A New Vision for Democrats

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What's Left? offers Democrats, liberals, and progressives alike a groundbreaking new vision of the American landscape. It provides a brilliant synthesis of the best thinking of today's Democratic leaders and a clear program for recapturing the hearts - and votes - of the American public. What's Left? is based on Robert McElvaine's interviews with some of the most influential figures in American politics: Paul Begala, David Bonior, Dale Bumpers, James Carville, Bill Clinton, Mario Cuomo, Tom Daschle, Rosa DeLauro,...
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Overview

What's Left? offers Democrats, liberals, and progressives alike a groundbreaking new vision of the American landscape. It provides a brilliant synthesis of the best thinking of today's Democratic leaders and a clear program for recapturing the hearts - and votes - of the American public. What's Left? is based on Robert McElvaine's interviews with some of the most influential figures in American politics: Paul Begala, David Bonior, Dale Bumpers, James Carville, Bill Clinton, Mario Cuomo, Tom Daschle, Rosa DeLauro, Christopher Dodd, Chaka Fattah, Barney Frank, Dick Gephardt, Jesse Jackson, Marcy Kaptur, Joe Kennedy, Madeline Kunin, Patsy Mink, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Richard Riley, Bernie Sanders, Paul Simon, George Stephanopoulos, Nydia Velazquez, Paul Wellstone, and many others. It offers McElvaine's personal perspective on contemporary American politics, and a compelling new agenda for American society.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781558506299
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.43 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Where Have All the Democrats Gone? 1
Ch. 2 The Psychic Crisis of the Nineties 20
Ch. 3 "It's the Amoral Economy, Stupid!": How Our Supply-Side Economy Undermines Values 40
Ch. 4 The Two Sixties - And What They Mean to Us 66
Ch. 5 In the Shadow of the Sixties: American Society and Politics, 1972-1992 83
Ch. 6 "Both Sides Now": Bill Clinton and the Democrats' Direction 103
Ch. 7 A Fourth American Revolution?; States' Rights and States' Wrongs 132
Ch. 8 It's the Same Old Meaning with a Different Song: The Grand New(t) Party's Vision 153
Ch. 9 The Contradictions of Conservatism - and of Liberalism 176
Ch. 10 A Government That Listens to America: Positive - But Limited - Government 185
Ch. 11 A Renewed Social Contract for America 200
Notes 225
Index 243
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