The Resource Listen, Liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank., (electronic resource)

Listen, Liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank., (electronic resource)

Label
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?
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the bestselling author of What's the Matter With Kansas, a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics--a book that asks: what's the matter with Democrats? 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"--
  • "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"--
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Thomas
Dewey number
324.2736
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2316
LC item number
.F73 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Liberalism
  • Politics, Practical
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Political culture
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • Liberalism
  • Middle class
  • Politics and government
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
Label
Listen, Liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank., (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 62
  • 4
  • Agents of Change
  • 81
  • 5
  • It Takes a Democrat
  • 106
  • 8
  • Hipster and the Banker Should Be Friends
  • 124
  • 1
  • 7
  • How the Crisis Went to Waste
  • 139
  • 8
  • Defects of a Superior Mind
  • 159
  • 9
  • Blue State Model
  • 176
  • 10
  • Theory of the Liberal Class
  • Innovation Class
  • 197
  • 11
  • Liberal Gilt
  • 217
  • 15
  • 2
  • How Capitalism Got Its Groove Back
  • 44
  • 3
  • Economy, Stupid
Control code
ocn944952125
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627795401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6A027C9D-CE03-4B8B-8F87-E7E8F917554F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o944952125
  • (OCoLC)944952125
Label
Listen, Liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?, Thomas Frank., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-292) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 62
  • 4
  • Agents of Change
  • 81
  • 5
  • It Takes a Democrat
  • 106
  • 8
  • Hipster and the Banker Should Be Friends
  • 124
  • 1
  • 7
  • How the Crisis Went to Waste
  • 139
  • 8
  • Defects of a Superior Mind
  • 159
  • 9
  • Blue State Model
  • 176
  • 10
  • Theory of the Liberal Class
  • Innovation Class
  • 197
  • 11
  • Liberal Gilt
  • 217
  • 15
  • 2
  • How Capitalism Got Its Groove Back
  • 44
  • 3
  • Economy, Stupid
Control code
ocn944952125
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627795401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6A027C9D-CE03-4B8B-8F87-E7E8F917554F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o944952125
  • (OCoLC)944952125

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