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We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America

Autor: Meacham, Jon (Foreword by)
Peters, Charles

Editorial: Random House

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We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America : "We Do Our Part" was the slogan of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's National Recovery Administration - and it captured the can-do spirit that allowed America to survive the Great Depression and win World War II. Over the course of a sixty-year career as a Washington, D.C., journalist and historian, Peters, the founder of the Washington Monthly, has witnessed drastic changes firsthand. Ranging from the history of lobbying to the explosion of high-end fashion and travel reporting, this surprising book explains how we can consolidate the gains we have made while recapturing the generous spirit we have lost.

We Do Our Part is entertaining, insightful, and engaging. Spanning decades of politics and culture, Peters compares the flood of talented, original thinkers who flowed into the nation's capital to join FDR's administration with the tide of self-serving government staffers who left to exploit their opportunities on Wall Street and as lobbyists from the 1970s to today. He explains that too many Democrats lost touch with the average American as the liberal elite became more concerned with being smarter, having better taste, and making more money than with understanding why the average worker was making less and resented being looked down on. He cites as an example Hillary Clinton's failure to understand what was wrong with taking a six-figure speaking fee from Goldman Sachs or with calling people "a basket of deplorables."

If liberal Democrats - and Peters is one - want to win again, they need to be fair to everyone, including the working man who was once essential to the party of FDR. We Do Our Part shows us where we have been and where we are going, drawn from the invaluable perspective of a man who has seen America's better days and still believes in the promise that lies ahead.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Políticas   Government
Lengua y Literatura   Journalism
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780812993523
ISBN 10:0812993527
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:274
Tamaño:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h
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