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The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake DemocraticPolitics

The Argument Billionaires Bloggers and the Battle to Remake DemocraticPolitics Book Description Publication Date August Drawing on remarkable access to myriad factions of the Democratic Party The New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai distills the party s future prosp

  • Title: The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake DemocraticPolitics
  • Author: Matt Bai
  • ISBN: 9781594201332
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book Description Publication Date August 16, 2007 Drawing on remarkable access to myriad factions of the Democratic Party, The New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai distills the party s future prospects and current dilemmas in this raucous and devastating account of the party s search for The Argument that fits the twenty first century Great political movements need morBook Description Publication Date August 16, 2007 Drawing on remarkable access to myriad factions of the Democratic Party, The New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai distills the party s future prospects and current dilemmas in this raucous and devastating account of the party s search for The Argument that fits the twenty first century Great political movements need than a bunch of shared principles they need an argument The New Dealers had one So did the Goldwater conservatives So what s the progressive argument What new path are Democrats urging us to choose in the era of Wal Mart, Al Qaeda, and YouTube Matt Bai seeks answers in The Argument, a book that brings you deep inside the turbulent, confusing new world of Democratic politics, where billionaires and bloggers are battling politicians and consultants over the future of a once great party.

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    1. Interesting read. As a Virginian, I was pleased to see that there are brief mentions of Tim Kaine and Jim Webb. And Matt Bai spends a little more time on Mark Warner, who jumped out of the Presidential race in October 2006. As a politically active person, I really liked the inside stories of the recent movements to creating a progressive infrastructure.

    2. I enjoyed this book - it provided detailed accounts of the established and emerging groups and stakeholders in the Democratic Party during 2004-2008. The book introduced many of the Democratic leaders, characters, personalities, institutions, trends, tensions, themes and events that played important roles in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 election cycles. It helped me better understand the source of tension between progressive and traditional forces, personalities, and resources in the Democratic part [...]

    3. An entertaining look at some of the faces and factors remaking the Democratic Party, but also frustrating. Bai has a thesis here, that I'm not convinced is entirely fair, and he does hammer away at it - that the "new progressive movement" has no ideas of how to govern, and is instead obsessed with mere tactics that they think will win elections, as if just electing more Democrats will solve all the nation's problems.Admittedly, you'd be hard pressed to look at the 2006 midterm elections and see [...]

    4. This is not a book many of my friends would expect to see on my book list, but it arrives with a strong recommendation. Matt Bai, an editor with the New York Times Magazine, dives into the struggle to redefine, reinvigorate, and reposition the Democratic Party since 2002 by diverse groups of ultra rich, ultra sophisticated techies and plain old disaffected, mostly upper middle class, baby boomers. The vehicles of choice for these groups are semi-secret organizations, internet blogs and collectiv [...]

    5. Well-written, engaging, and attempting to capture many of the competing personalities at work. I enjoyed the book, and it was a quick read, but the underlying pretensions and argument the author was trying to frame over the situation became the largest character, which became distracting. It made me feel that there might be other stories here that he's only scratching the surface of, and instead of trying to make his argument for the book override the experiences he's witnessing, he could have c [...]

    6. Very interesting and informative look at the different forces vying for sway in the Democratic Party between 2004 and 2006. Bai starts with the positive descriptions of how each group is genuinely concerned with changing the course of our country, but balances with an insider's view of major flaws within each movement. The billionaires are progressive and connected, but suffer from grandeur. The bloggers bring fresh outsider analysis, but tend to be too critical and unwilling to compromise. Move [...]

    7. Matt Bai does an excellent job of telling the story of the Progressive Movement from around 2003-2008: the constant arguments about what the Progressive stand for, their fights for control of the party and the online movement, etc.This serves as a useful history to inform conservatives/libertarians of what we might expect in the next few years under the Obama administration. Fortunately, I don't think that we suffer from a lack of ideas in the ways that the progressives do. Matt mentions in his [...]

    8. Matt Bai is a very distinct voice on Democratic politics, and this book was teased at the bottom of his New York Times Magazine articles for a few years before its release, so the anticipation was mounting. The Argument did not disappoint. Bai was fair in giving certain this segment of Democratic activists their credit without being afraid to point out their faults. Not a perfect book, but definitely an excellent one.

    9. A fascinating, frustrating book -- not frustrating because of anything the writer does wrong, but because it left me with a slightly greater understanding of a problem, but still no real sense of how to solve that problem. Well worth reading for democrats who aren't quite sure what the party stands for anymore.

    10. Loved it. LIvely writing, a combination of sharp-eyed portraits of a host of fascinating, smart, quirky, arrogant, shrewd and caring people by a very smart, funny guy who spent a lot of time as more than a fly on the wall. A view into how things are done now that there aren't many smoke-filled rooms.

    11. A great, fun political read about the problems that have faced the Democratic Party and the attempts to alleviate them. Focus is on reactions to the results of the 2004 election and the time following.

    12. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the current political crisis. Especially for anyone of the Democratic persuasion looking for an explanation as to the deterioration of the "people's party".

    13. Good read, funny, and informative of *some* of the powers that bebut where are the real grassroots organizations? The netroots are a new and exciting constituency, but how does it connect to the real folks, and how can we use it to build a more sustainable progressive movement?

    14. It's in interesting book that illustrates how the progressives in our nation stopped being bullied and instead began to win.

    15. this book managed to convince me that i might be interested in politics. quite a coupry well written, very well reported, and a pretty unique look inside the new democratic party machine.

    16. I don't only read books related to my professional field, but my boss assigned this one as homework. I think I want to be a blogger now . . . or a billionaire.

    17. Brilliant analysis of the problems of the current Democratic Party. Must reading for Democrats and Republicans alike.

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