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Description - The Progressive Revolution by Michael Lux

This is an accessible book that delineates how progressives and the progressive movement have created the American idea and ideals and forged the kind of country in which we want to live. It creates a platform from which to argue how progressives today are fighting to improve America, in contrast to how conservatives have always worked to defend the interests of elites. Each chapter will tell the reader a story focusing on different subjects, such as efforts to enact civil rights laws, social security, the middle class, how the idea of America changed the world, and why most of us can vote. Lux points out what he feels the Democrats have done wrong during the last decades and how the lessons of history can point to making positives changes. Lux shows how the progressives have been instrumental in creating big positive change moments, and argues that as a new administration takes office in 2009 the time will be ripe for a new big change moment,. He outlines how he believes progressive policies can be channeled to solves the big problems facing us today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470395110
ISBN-10: 0470395117
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 167mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Lux

Michael Lux is the president of Progressive Strategies, a Washington-based political consulting firm; chair of the Board of American Family Voices; and a regular columnist for the Huffington Post. In 2007, he launched the popular blog OpenLeft.com with bloggers Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers. He was a special assistant to the president in Bill Clinton's first term.