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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
Title remainder
What ever happened to the party of the people?
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Frank
Title variation
What ever happened to the part of the people?
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Author
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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 favoured 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
Cataloging source
VSL
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1965-
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Frank, Thomas
Dewey number
324.2736
Index
index present
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
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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057545729
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781925321739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)949642932
Label
Listen, liberal or : What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057545729
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781925321739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)949642932

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