Coming just in time for election season, Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party chronicles the extraordinary stories of five politicians and activists: three “progressive heroes” who exhibited rare political courage – and through it found unexpected political success, and two “spineless weasels” who embraced The Politics of Fear and rode it to ultimate failure.
The book reveals how Senator Paul Wellstone used his courage to overcome a quirky personality, an occasionally hysterical style and, most of all, an ideology considerably to the left of his constituents, eventually becoming a national hero.
It tells the dramatic story of how the same foundations and corporations that engineered the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party used junk political science to move Democrats to the right as well. Hurowitz shows how the legacy of Bill Clinton, widely proclaimed his generation’s greatest political talent, will actually burden the Democratic Party and the progressive movement for decades to come.
A work of astounding insight, Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party promises to transform political discourse in 2008.
From the Publisher
“Glenn is a brilliant emerging star in the progressive movement.” – Matt Stoller, OpenLeft.com.
* Find out why “issues don’t matter,” why “politicians should only pander to people who care” and discover what exactly the “wimp love myth” is.
*Read why the legacy of Bill Clinton, proclaimed his generation’s greatest political talent, will actually burden the Democratic Party and the progressive movement
*Learn how progressive heroes like Senator Paul Wellstone and organizations like MoveOn.org can teach you to transform your community, your country, and the world.