A Message from Ed Kilgore…
The Democratic Strategist is proud to present the first book published under our own imprint: Democratic Strategist Press.The book is titled:
The White Working Class: Who They Are, How They Think and How Progressives Can Regain Their Support.
The book can be ordered HERE.
Written by TDS Contributing Editor Andrew Levison, the book is already generating serious discussion within the Democratic community.
On June 6th The New Republic ran a home page article written by Levison and co-author Ruy Teixeira that presented the core argument of the book and which generated widespread comment. The article, titled: “Why the Democrats Still Need Working Class White Voters” presented the book’s key argument as follows:
Although long-term demographic trends, such as the increase in minority voters and the rise of the Millennial generation, are favorable for the Democrats, translating those trends into true political and electoral dominance will remain difficult so long as Democrats rely on simply turning out core Obama coalition voters. Their margins will be too thin and subject to backlash, especially below the Presidential level.
To create a stable Democratic majority, Democrats need to win the support of a significant group of voters who are now part of the Republican coalition. As the 2012 elections demonstrated, the group that has perhaps the greatest potential in this regard is the white working class.
The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and other major booksellers and can be ordered in Kindle format as well as print.
The Democratic Strategist is genuinely pleased to offer this important new analysis.
The Democratic Strategist