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The Resource Soul of a Democrat : the seven core ideals that made our party--and our country--great, Thomas B. Reston

Soul of a Democrat : the seven core ideals that made our party--and our country--great, Thomas B. Reston

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Soul of a Democrat : the seven core ideals that made our party--and our country--great
Title
Soul of a Democrat
Title remainder
the seven core ideals that made our party--and our country--great
Statement of responsibility
Thomas B. Reston
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2016 the Democratic Party lost control of every branch of government. Countless explanations and excuses have been offered, but in this heartfelt, evocative book longtime Democratic activist Thomas B. Reston illuminates the true cause: the Party has lost its soul. In Reston's view the Party has abandoned any unifying idealistic message. Instead of crafting policies and platforms that appeal to the nation as a whole, Democrats target specific blocs of voters -and change their talking points accordingly. This divisive approach will not end well for Democrats, or the country as a whole. If they want to remain competitive on the national stage, Reston argues, Democrats need a coherent, blunt set of American ideals. The good news is, they already have one. In Soul of a Democrat, Reston takes us on a journey through the history of the Party with thumbnail portraits of its most important figures, illuminating the core ideals and principles they fought for. Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party to lift up the people as a whole by empowering each individual citizen. Andrew Jackson committed the party to always fight for outsiders. Woodrow Wilson insisted on a progressive respect for ideas. William Jennings Bryan introduced the altruistic Social Gospel. Franklin D. Roosevelt promised economic security for all. Lyndon B. Johnson championed the ongoing struggle for civil rights. These Democratic statesmen knew that a successful party needs strong idealistic roots, an understandable message, and an emphatic focus on the purpose of what it is doing, instead of on the mechanics. Reston's concise and elegant book shows modern Democrats how to learn from their own past, and once again become The Party of The People
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YDX
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Reston, Thomas B
Dewey number
324.2736
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Values
  • United States
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Soul of a Democrat : the seven core ideals that made our party--and our country--great, Thomas B. Reston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Has the Democratic Party lost its soul? -- The party of the people: Thomas Jefferson and the individual -- The fight for the outsider: Andrew Jackson and economic justice -- The politics of Pentecost: William Jennings Bryan--the social gospel and secular altruism -- A respect for ideas: Woodrow Wilson and democratic progressivism -- Economic security of one and all: Franklin Roosevelt and the safety net -- Redeemer nation: from John Quincy Adams to Harry Truman--the marriage of high ideals and hard interests -- All men are created equal: Lyndon Johnson and civil rights -- The new Democracy
Control code
on1001333482
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781250176073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0021418425
  • (OCoLC)1001333482
Label
Soul of a Democrat : the seven core ideals that made our party--and our country--great, Thomas B. Reston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Has the Democratic Party lost its soul? -- The party of the people: Thomas Jefferson and the individual -- The fight for the outsider: Andrew Jackson and economic justice -- The politics of Pentecost: William Jennings Bryan--the social gospel and secular altruism -- A respect for ideas: Woodrow Wilson and democratic progressivism -- Economic security of one and all: Franklin Roosevelt and the safety net -- Redeemer nation: from John Quincy Adams to Harry Truman--the marriage of high ideals and hard interests -- All men are created equal: Lyndon Johnson and civil rights -- The new Democracy
Control code
on1001333482
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781250176073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0021418425
  • (OCoLC)1001333482

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