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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 party of the people?
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
A critical assessment of what the author believes to be the shortcomings of the Democratic party draws on years of research and firsthand reporting to argue that the party has failed to advance traditional liberal goals and has victimized the middle class
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10473077
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DLC
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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
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True
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  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Liberalism
  • Politics, Practical
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
Target audience
adult
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or, what ever happened to the party of the people?
Label
Listen, Liberal or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/395/9781627795395/image/lgcover.9781627795395.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
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
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Listen, Liberal -- Theory of the liberal class -- How capitalism got its groove back -- The economy, stupid -- Agents of change -- It takes a Democrat -- The hipster and the banker should be friends -- How the crisis went to waste -- The defects of a superior mind -- The Blue State model -- The innovation class -- Liberal gilt -- Conclusion: Trampling out the vineyard
Control code
908628802
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781627795395
Lccn
2015049351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Listen, Liberal or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/395/9781627795395/image/lgcover.9781627795395.jpg
Publication
Copyright
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.
Contents
Introduction: Listen, Liberal -- Theory of the liberal class -- How capitalism got its groove back -- The economy, stupid -- Agents of change -- It takes a Democrat -- The hipster and the banker should be friends -- How the crisis went to waste -- The defects of a superior mind -- The Blue State model -- The innovation class -- Liberal gilt -- Conclusion: Trampling out the vineyard
Control code
908628802
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781627795395
Lccn
2015049351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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