I encourage readers to purchase two copies of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism – one for themselves and one as a Christmas present for their right wing uncle. That uncle might well stay with Skocpol and Williamson’s highly readable and well-crafted study to the end without throwing it down in anger – something I can’t say with much confidence about my book with DiMaggio.
|By: Paul Street Sunday December 11, 2011 1:59 pm|
|By: Paul Street Sunday May 30, 2010 2:00 pm|
[Welcome Professor Michelle Alexander, and Host Paul Street] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the age of Color Blindness Early in her courageous and important book The New Jim Crow: [...]
|By: Paul Street Saturday February 14, 2009 2:00 pm|
Beneath its ambitious title, this is a modest book. Greg Mitchell does not undertake a grand investigation into the multiple factors that came together to bring about the historic Obama triumph. That synthesis awaits deeper inquiry and analysis.
The veteran editor, author, liberal blogger, and self-described political junkie Mitchell provides a readable, entertaining, and perceptive month-by-month diary of – and reflection on – the 2008 presidential campaign as seen through both the “mainstream” (corporate) media and the ever-more politically significant eyes of “new,” that is Web-based media, where progressives (Mitchell argues) hold the day.