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Robert Kuttner | The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy :: Dartmouth

r. kuttnerJoin 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

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
Dartmouth College
001 Rockefeller
Hanover, NH
The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324003656
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 3rd, 2019

The 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government--and win the election--Democrats need to nominate and elect an economic progressive.


Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393356892
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 16th, 2019

In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. What is going on? According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame.