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Description - Left at the Altar by Michael Sean Winters

In 1960, Democrats and Catholics united to elect John F. Kennedy, Americas first Catholic president. As we approach the 2008 presidential election, the Democratic party is struggling to secure Catholic votes. For most of the twentieth-century, however, the Catholic vote was solidly Democratic. In Left at the Altar, Michael Sean Winters chronicles the rise and fall of this vital alliance, and offers compelling arguments for its revival. For the Democrats, the stakes could not be higher: The explosive growth of the Latino population will make the Catholic vote decisive in the twenty-first century. The stakes are high for Catholics, too: In their defection to the Republican party, Catholics have drifted from their traditional advocacy of core values including peace and social justice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465091669
ISBN-10: 0465091660
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Sean Winters

Michael Sean Winters has worked as a speechwriter for top political candidates including General Wesley Clark, and is currently completing his doctorate in Church History at the Catholic University of America. He has written for publications including The New Republic, the New York Times, Washington Post, Washingtonian, and America, and has appeared as a commentator on ABC News. He lives in Washington DC.