Hello everyone. Here is our next book club selection: The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, written by Eric Alterman and Kevin Mattson. Mickey Edwards recommended the book when he was with us at Politics for the People.
He said, “There is a great new book out—you’ll be shocked that I wrote a very good review, very positive review of it—by Eric Alterman, quite a well known liberal writer. He has a new book out called The Cause, making the case for liberal politics. And one of the things he brought up is the tension that existed for so long between white liberals and African Americans about how do you resolve when one of them wants political advantage and the other says we want to be full partners in this democracy…”
I hope the book will be thought provoking and stimulate a conversation.
I will be hosting our discussion of The Cause on Sunday, June 3rd. Hope you will pick up or down load the book and start reading. I will be posting reviews and thoughts about the book along the way.