Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be

Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be

by Michael Lux

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ISBN-13: 9780470395110
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/14/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Lux is the president of Progressive Strategies, a Washington-based political consulting firm; chair of the Board of American Family Voices; and a regular columnist for the Huffington Post. In 2007, he launched the popular blog OpenLeft.com with bloggers Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers. He was a special assistant to the president in Bill Clinton's first term.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction: The History of American Progress.

1 The Big Change Moments.

2 A Progressive Revolution: How Tom Paine and Thomas Jefferson Literally Invented the Idea of America.

3 The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Right to Think and Speak Freely.

4 Civil Rights, States’ Rights, and the Re-Creation of the American Idea.

5 The Battle over Democracy.

6 Trickle-Down vs. Bottom-Up.

7 The Dream and the Backlash.

8 Hope, Fear, and the Culture of Caution.

9 The Next Big Change Moment.

Notes.

Index.

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