The New Democrats and the Return to Power

The New Democrats and the Return to Power

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The founder of the Democratic Leadership Council describes the philosophies and tenets of modern-day “New Democrats,” which blossomed during President Clinton's two terms and became a model for center-left parties throughout Europe. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. But Al From remembers. In 1984, he 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. In April 1989, From traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, to recruit the state's young governor, Bill Clinton, to be chairman of the DLC. Here, Al From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats, which not only achieved stunning validation during Clinton's two terms, but also became the model for resurgent center-left parties in Europe and throughout the democratic world. Here, he outlines for the first time the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism, national security, and entitlement reform, and why they are vital to the success of the Democratic Party in the years ahead.
From the founder of the influential Democratic Leadership Council, a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of the New Democrats and how they built the foundation for a new generation of progressive leaders

Baker
& Taylor

The founder of the Democratic Leadership Council describes the philosophies and tenets of modern-day "New Democrats," which blossomed during President Clinton's two terms and became a model for center-left parties throughout Europe.

Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781137278647
1137278641
Branch Call Number: 324.2736 F9252n 2013
Characteristics: xiv, 266 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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