Middle Class Dreams: The Politics and Power of the New American Majority

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Yale University Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
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The United States is in the midst of a historic political upheaval. Its middle class is increasingly disillusioned with official Washington and with the two major parties, neither of which is able to inspire confidence. Now Stanley Greenberg, the nations preeminent analyst of public opinion, gives a brutally honest account of the causes and effects of this middle-class rebellion. Greenberg shows how Democrats and Republicans have historically wooed the middle class and why these traditional party strategies produced thirty years of growing party failure. He outlines the daunting challenges each major party faces in order to win back the middle-class voters in this new period of our history. In this major new and revised edition of his book, Greenberg analyzes the 1994 election upheaval and offers some provocative opinions about the presidential election of 1996.
Acclaim for the previous edition:
"What makes [this] book interesting, in part, is knowing that youre seeing some of the concealed endoskeleton of the presidency, the strategic political calculation that must be in Clintons mind as he manages each succeeding crisis but that he can never discuss openly."--Nicholas Lemann, The New Republic
"An ambitious book, . . . more intellectually provocative than an insider's tell-all."--Janet Hook, New York Times Book Review
"A substantial contribution to contemporary thinking about politics. Students of campaigns and elections, public policy, and public opinion will find things of value in this book."--Darrell M. West, Brown University
 

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MIDDLE CLASS DREAMS: Building the New American Majority

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President Clinton's pollster charts a course for US politics through the current turbulent period and beyond. Greenberg, former Yale professor of political science and now Clinton adviser, says we've ... Read full review

Contents

The Final Chapter
1
Macomb County in the American Mind
23
The GreatParty Eras
55
The Great Society
95
The Reagan Revolution
121
The End of Growth
151
The Clinton Solution
181
B The Battle for Macomb
215
B The Perot Dissolution
231
The Politics of Reaction
260
New Contract?
283
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