DC area readers may be interested in this event I’ll be speaking at on Thursday:
Book Event, In Search of Progressive AmericaWhen: Thu, Sep 25, 6:30pm — 8:00pmWhere: Langston Room (map) — Busboys and Poets- 14th and V Sts., NW, Washington, DC
6:30 to 8 PM — Join us for a discussion of “In Search of Progressive America” edited by Michael Kazin. Nearly every recent poll finds that most voters agree with views historically labeled as liberal: a hike in the minimum wage, government-mandated health insurance for every American, stronger gun control laws, broader sex education programs, laws that would make it easier for unions to organize, and the use of diplomacy instead of war to combat terrorism. But as a conservative presidential administration exits, how can progressives step into the breach? In Search of Progressive America presents ten essays by journalists, academics, and government insiders that address the current state of promise and debate within the Left in U.S. politics. The political atmosphere that confronts progressives still poses challenges, and the authors propose thoughtful ways to create a new political order by building an inclusive, durable coalition. The discussion will include several contributors to the book, including Karen Kornbluh, Matthew Yglesias, Ezra Klein, Dean Baker, and Michael Kazin. Free and Open to all.