Left out! : How liberals helped reelect George W. Bush / Joshua Frank ; foreword by Jeffrey St. Clair.

Frank, Joshua [Browse]
Monroe, ME : Common Courage Press, c2005.
221 p. ; 20 cm.


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Examines the liberal, Democratic party of the mainstream political debate, revealing the limits to the principles guiding US government. Frank examines those limits, and shows how electoral politics in the US forces voters to make narrow, apathetic choices. When this occurs, Frank argues, the fight for democracy has been lost. But we are not without hope! Things can and do change. We just need to know whom and what we are up against--a strong critique of both Howard Dean and John Kerry--Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 1. The limits of political expediency. Introduction: "How could he?" : Senator Max Baucus and the brutal education of a neophyte. Foreword: Howard's end? : The demise of the Democrats. Howard helped Bush?: The politics of deceit. Nuanced war positions : Dean was never anti-war. Defending Zionism and war profiteering : the same old bag. Business in Dean's world : another Republican in drag. In Vermont, the prosecution never rests : law according to the doc. Developing Vermont : the governor's environmental record. Comforting the homefront with hollow answers : a domestic liability. The fall : Beltway Democrats sink Dean For America -- pt. 2. With friends like these... Introduction: The general [Wesley Clark] : another measure of American desperation. Mourn, but don't mythologize : thoughts on the death of Paul Wellstone. Richard Holbrooke and East Timor : bipartisanship in American diplomacy. The war path of unity : Democrats ignore the peace movement. Partisan protests : Clinton's and Bush's war on the poor. On civil liberties myopia: Bush didn't start the war on the Bill of Rights. Forging alliances : how Democrats helped Bush destroy Mother Nature. The lost club : environmental group on the very of extinction. Kerry's pummeling not a surprise : Bush with a TKO.
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How liberals helped reelect George W. Bush
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  • 1567513115 (cl.)
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