Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South

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Simon and Schuster, 2008 - Political Science - 339 pages
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Two generations ago Kevin Phillips challenged Republicans to envision a southern-based national majority. In Whistling Past Dixie, Tom Schaller issues an equally transformative challenge to Democrats: Build a winning coalition outside the South.
 

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This was an interesting and compelling look at presidential politics and how the Democratic Party can win in 2008! I just hope they follow some of his advice. The stats gover overwhelming at times and even often repeated, but I could skip past those parts. Read full review

Contents

Partisan Graveyard
1
The Southern Transformation
21
Blacklash and the Heavenly Chorus
68
Go West Young Democrats
116
Diamond Demography
170
A NonSouthern Platform
218
The Path to a National Democratic Majority
268
Afterword
299
Index
328
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Thomas F. Schaller is associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and coauthor of Devolution and Black State Legislators. A columnist for The Washington Examiner, Schaller has written for The American Prospect, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on National Public Radio and C-SPAN television. He lives in Washington, DC.

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