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

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

by Thomas Frank
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Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
--Stephen_Brassawe More than 1 year ago
From the point of view of one whose first presidential vote was cast for Hubert Humphrey in 1968, Mr. Frank’s new book has been a valuable aid in coming to grips with how I myself was conned by William Jefferson Clinton into my own small complicity in his destruction of the Democratic Party and the damage that he wrought upon the working people and the poor in the United States of America, the natural and traditional constituencies of that party. After having earlier completed Christopher Hitchens’ “No One Left to Lie To,” I had chalked it all up to “Christopher being Christopher.” “Listen, Liberal” is a true indictment, however, brilliant in its research, annotation, and draftsmanship. It is a sobering endeavor to come to grips with the proposition that when one voted for the apparent lesser of two evils, one actually voted for the greater evil.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A really eye-opening tale about the ''experts'' in our political midst.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Starting with the Carter administration this is a look at how the Democratic party pulled away from its working class base and turned toward the people with money. It gives a history of the change and the affect it had on the middle class and politics up through today. I got mad as I read it and had to put it down several times. I understood what was said. Mr. Frank kept it simple and, at times, humor poked through. I wish I would have been more politically aware when I was younger and understood what was happening and how it would impact me and my world. Worth the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read in which the author takes to task the Democrats in the manner as books such as "Dark Money" and "Democracy in Chains" calls out the Republicans. The reality is that the Clinton Democrats moved the party toward the center, while the Republicans pushed their party further to the right. What is distressing is the evident demonization of intelligence, as if this is an evil unto itself. The obvious consequence the attack on higher education is an electorate that is happy and confident in its indifference or, worse, its ignorance. What is critical in discerning where our nation is today in its ability to govern is to continue reading as much as possible, forming opinions based on credible information, rather than emotion formed via sound bites and fake news. In the last analysis, we have all been conned to varying degrees, and we will continue to be conned. The ultimate question is whether we can identify it, call it out and eventually have a government "of the people, by the people and for the people."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read