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The new Democrats and the return to power

Author: Al From; Alice McKeon
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1984, From led a small band of governors, US senators, and members of Congress to organize the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). Their mission: to rescue the party from the political wilderness, redefine its message, and, most importantly, win presidential elections. Here, he outlines for the first time the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism, national security, and entitlement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Al From; Alice McKeon
ISBN: 9781137278647 1137278641 9781137279460 113727946X
OCLC Number: 828246121
Description: xiv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The wilderness: 1968-1992 --
Formative experiences --
Intellectual and political roots of the DLC --
The House Democratic Caucus: 1981-1985 --
Early DLC: 1985 --
Breaking new ground in the ideas war: 1986 --
The illusion of power: 1987-1988 --
The road back, phase 1: reality therapy: 1989 --
Clinton --
The road back, phase 2: New Orleans: 1990 --
The road to Cleveland: 1991 --
The pre-campaign: 1991 --
To victory --
Transition --
The Clinton years: 1993-1994 --
The rebound: 1995-1996 --
The Clinton record --
Going international: 1997-2000 --
A look ahead.
Responsibility: Al From, with Alice McKeon ; foreword by Bill Clinton.
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Al From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats which became the model for resurgent center-left parties throughout the democratic world. He outlines the principles at the heart of the  Read more...

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