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The bulldozer and the big tent : blind Republicans, lame Democrats, and the recovery of American ideals

Author: Todd Gitlin
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2007.
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A social critic presents an analysis of the American political system, addressing such issues as why baby boomers have produced few impressive politicians, why Barack Obama has become popular so quickly, and who has won the culture war.
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Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 9780471748533 0471748536
OCLC Number: 80358538
Description: vi, 327 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Emergency : the long anti-sixties --
The conquerors --
Centralizing the apparatus --
The faithful and the willful --
"The un-sixties" --
Men riding out of the west on white horses --
Pulpits of bullies --
Wilderness : fits and starts --
Parties and movements : a brief excursus on Democratic dilemmas --
Movements versus party : 1964-1980 --
An unlikely steward : Bill Clinton and liberalism in the nineties --
Emergence : the tent and the principles --
The party as movement, 2004 and after : the Deaniacs, the purple states, and the netroots --
Frames, demons, and no-longer-silent majorities --
Is the tent big enough? --
Narratives and values --
Enemies, bogeymen, and the limits of American power --
The human face.
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin.
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A social critic presents an analysis of the American political system, addressing such issues as why baby boomers have produced few impressive politicians, why Barack Obama has become popular so quickly, and who has won the culture war.

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