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Great book about liberal democrats (yes they still exist!). Matt Bai sketches and then paints with vivid color and compelling brush strokes democratic supporters and donors. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by Elle
Matt Bai's book is a great look at the "new" left. Bai brings us into rooms we could not enter ourselves and talks about the fights over funding, message, and policy for the "new"... Read morePublished on August 27, 2008 by Marc Korman
"The Argument" is about a disagreement between two groups of fairly far left wing
Democrats about how to control the politicians of the Democrat party. Read more
Bai provides an engaging look into the worlds of the very rich and the bloggers who are trying to remake Democratic politics. Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by Andre Bach
Matt Bai doesn't pretend to be an objective journalist: he proudly admits to his sterling left-wing credentials. Read morePublished on March 10, 2008 by Jerry Saperstein
what separates bai's book from other prez politics books is that it's reported and reasoned whereas the rest tend to mistake heated opinion for insight. Read morePublished on September 19, 2007 by T. Gegax
Here are my impressions of the book and subject:
- Liberals evidently spend lots of time in "small groups" (sort of Kaffee-Klatsches), trying to figure out what their... Read more
Starting with the collapse of the Kerry campaign and the Democrats losing "another election we should have won," Matt Bai takes the reader on a 2-year road trip to points unknown... Read morePublished on September 4, 2007 by J. Kessler
Bai tells readers that the reform of the Democratic party is being led by a widespread uprising led by progressive baby boomers, wealthy investors and defiant bloggers. Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by Loyd Eskildson