Join us at Dartmouth to hear Robert Kuttner speak about American democracy, capitalism, and the upcoming 2020 election.
The 2020 presidential election could determine the survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government--and win the election--Democrats need to nominate and elect an economic progressive. The Stakes explains how the failure of the economy to serve ordinary Americans opened the door to a demagogic president, and how democracy can be taken back from Donald Trump.
The Stakes demonstrates how a progressive Democrat has a better chance of winning the presidency than a centrist, and how this outcome could begin the renewal of the economy and our democracy.
Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and leading social critic, is a former columnist for BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. He holds the Ida and Meyer Kirstein Chair at Brandeis University, and lives in Boston. He is the author of Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? and The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy.
“With a mastery of the complexities of American politics; its class, race, and gender dynamics; and recent research on effective strategies, Kuttner offers a brilliant guide to a struggling Democratic Party. If you're concerned about democracy, read this book.”--Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Free and open to the public. The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by the Political Economy Project
To save both democracy and a decent economy, here’s why it’s crucial that Americans elect a truly progressive president.
“Democracy is no longer writing the rules for capitalism; instead it is the other way around. With his deep insight and wide learning, Kuttner is among our best guides for understanding how we reached this point and what’s at stake if we stay on our current path.”—Heather McGhee, president of Demos
With a new Afterword