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No political image in recent American history has enjoyed the impact of the "limousine liberal." It has managed to mobilize an enduring politics of resentment directed against everything from civil rights to women's liberation, from the war on poverty to environmental regulation. Coined in 1969 by New York City mayoralty candidate Mario Procaccino, the term took aim at what he and his largely white lower middle class and blue collar following considered the repellent hypocrisy of well-heeled types who championed the cause of the poor, especially the black poor, but who had no intention of bearing the costs of their plight. The metaphor zeroed in on liberal elites who preferred to upset rather than defend the status quo not only in race relations, but in the sexual, moral, and religious order and had little interest in looking after the needs of working people. In The Limousine Liberal, the acclaimed historian Steve Fraser argues that it is impossible to understand American politics without coming to grips with this image, where it originated, why it persists, and where it may be taking us. He reveals that the limousine liberal had existed in all but name long before Procaccino gave it one. From Henry Ford decrying an improbable alliance of Jews, bankers, and Bolsheviks in the 1920s to the Tea Party's vehement hatred of Hillary Clinton, the fear of the limousine liberal has stoked right-wing populism for nearly a century. Today it fuses together disparate elements of the conservative movement. Sunbelt entrepreneurs on the rise, blue collar ethnics and middle classes in decline, heartland evangelicals, and billionaire business dynasts have found common cause, despite their real differences, in shared opposition to liberal elites. The Limousine Liberal tells an extraordinary story of why the most privileged and powerful elements of American society were indicted as subversives and reveals the reality that undergirds that myth. It goes to the heart of the great political transformation of the postwar era: the rise of the conservative right and the unmaking of the liberal consensus.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2016-05-10
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780465097661

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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's Listen, Liberal 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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Genre: Political Science
Author: Thomas Frank
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Release: 2016-03-15
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781627795401

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Genre: Political Science
Author: David Callahan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-06-22
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0470606541

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"Andrea Peyser is a godsend, and I can't start my day without her." –Sean Hannity Celebutards. A compound of celebrity, debutante, and retard, this blunt term describes lazy and egotistical stars with too much money, fame, leisure time, and media attention, but too little common sense or knowledge, who love to spout off on topics about which they have zero expertise. With razor-sharp wit, award-winning New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser explodes the absurdities of the celebutard culture, showing how a dull thinker such as Madonna becomes a self-appointed sage on matters of faith; singer Sheryl Crow urges us to use a single square of toilet paper per wipe while she racks up mileage in her gas-guzzling caravan of SUVs; and hothead Sean Penn morphs into an expert on international diplomacy as he brazenly breaks bread with enemies of his own country like Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Always outspoken, Peyser pulls no punches in exposing the Hollywood and Washington libtards for the morons they truly are. "With an attitude that would frighten James Bond, Andrea Peyser takes on the famous and powerful who are destroying America. Read her book." --Bill O'Reilly "With Peyser's trademark slashing wit, Celebutards is guaranteed to score a direct hit on pampered Hollywood spokes-persons and other great liberal thinkers." --Ann Coulter "Andrea tells it like it is. . . She's done a great job." --Donald Trump "Andrea Peyser's got a bloodhound's nose for hypocrisy and hijinks that we sorely need these days." --Jonah Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of Liberal Fascism "Andrea Peyser. . . Today's Worst Person in the World!" --Keith Olbermann Now Updated with Even More Celebutards!

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Andrea Peyser
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release: 2010-02-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 0806533846

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Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo. In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David Brooks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-05-11
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416561736

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The author of The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty provides a hard-hitting critique of the liberal life and of the contradictions between public stances and real-life behavior among prominent liberals, including Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, George Soros, the Kennedys, Michael Moore, and Barbra Streisand. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publisher: Anchor Books
Release: 2006-10
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780767919029

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Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder- Michael Savage has the cure. With grit, guts, and gusto, talk radio sensation Michael Savage leaves no political turn unstoned as he savages today's most rabid liberalism. In this paperback edition of his third New York Times bestseller, Savage strikes at the root of today's most pressing issues, including: Homeland security: "We need more Patton and less patent leather . . . Real homeland security begins when we arrest, interrogate, jail, or deport known operatives within our own borders . . . One dirty bomb can ruin your whole day." Illegal immigration: "I envision an Oil for Illegals program . . . The president should demand one barrel of oil from Mexico for every illegal that sneaks into our country." Lawsuit abuse: "Lawyers are like red wine. Everything in moderation. Today we have far too many lawyers, and we're suffering from cirrhosis of the economy." "Pure Savage. Very effective, very timely, very hot." American Compass Book Club

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael Savage
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release: 2006-03-05
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781418569013

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A collection of essays on class politics in America In popular retellings of American history, capitalism generally doesn’t feature much as part of the founding or development of the nation. Instead, it is alluded to in figurative terms as opportunity, entrepreneurial vigor, material abundance, and the seven-league boots of manifest destiny. In this collection of essays, Steve Fraser, the preeminent historian of American capitalism, sets the record straight, rewriting the arc of the American saga with class conflict center stage and mounting a serious challenge to the consoling fantasy of American exceptionalism. From the colonial era to Trump, Fraser recovers the repressed history of debtors’ prisons and disaster capitalism, of confidence men and the reserve armies of the unemployed. In language that is dynamic and compelling, he demonstrates that class is a fundamental feature of American political life and provides essential intellectual tools for a shrew reading of American history.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: Verso Books
Release: 2019-09-24
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781788736725

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The definitive history of American postwar liberalism, told through the lens of those who brought it to life. Liberalism stands proudly at the center of American politics and culture. Driven by passion for social justice, tempered by respect for the difficulty of change, liberals have struggled to end economic inequality, racial discrimination, and political repression. Liberals have fueled their cause with the promise of American life and visions of national greatness, seeking to transform the White House; the halls of Congress, the courts, the worlds of entertainment, law, media, and the course of public opinion. Bestselling author, journalist, and historian Eric Alterman, together with historian Kevin Mattson, traces the history of liberal ideals through the lives and struggles of fascinating personalities. The Cause tells the remarkable story of politicians, intellectuals, visionaries, activists, and public personalities battling for the heart and soul of the nation. The first full-scale treatment of postwar liberalism, The Cause offers an epic saga driven by stories of grand aspirations, principled ambitions, tragic flaws, and the ironies of history of the people who fought for America to live up to the highest ideals of its history.

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Genre: History
Author: Eric Alterman
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-04-12
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101577134

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Draws on the author's experiences as an "ambush interview" radio host to confront inconsistencies in the liberal views of leading Hollywood celebrities who support President Obama, from Michael Moore to Angelina Jolie.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jason Mattera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-02-26
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451625622

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