The Stock Ticker And The Superjumbo: How The Democrats Can Once Again Become America's Dominant Political Party

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-24
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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A majority of Americans tell pollsters they want more government intervention to reduce the gap between high- and lower-income citizens, and less than one-third consider high taxes to be a problem. Yet conservative Republicanism currently controls the political discourse. Why? Rick Perlstein probes this central paradox of today's political scene in his penetrating pamphlet. Perlstein explains how the Democrats' obsessive short-term focus on winning "swing voters," instead of cultivating loyal party-liners, has relegated Democrats to political stagnation. Perlstein offers a vigorous critique and far-reaching vision that is a thirty-year plan for Democratic victory. Contributors: William A. Galston Adolph Reed, Jr. Ruy Teixeira Dan Carol Daniel Cantor Robert B. Reich Michael C. Dawson Elaine Kamarck Richard Delgado Stanley Aronowitz Philip Klinkner Larry M. Bartels

Author Biography

Rick Perlstein is a national political correspondent for the Village Voice and the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus.

Table of Contents

The stock ticker and the superjumbop. 1
Still thinking bigp. 39
A lost causep. 45
Reality checkp. 51
DIY politicsp. 56
Fusion politicsp. 61
Movement politicsp. 68
Progressive bluesp. 74
Good governmentp. 80
A flexible planp. 85
Mobilize the poorp. 90
The winds of changep. 95
What's wrong with short-term thinking?p. 100
Perlstein repliesp. 105
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