What It Means to Be a Democrat
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A call to arms by the former presidential candidate that combines personal anecdotes and cultural critiques to remind liberals of their ideological compass and restore confidence.
George McGovern has been a leading figure of the Democratic Party for more than fifty years. From this true liberal comes a thoughtful examination of what being a Democrat really means. McGovern admonishes current Democratic politicians for losing sight of their ideals as they subscribe to an increasingly centrist policy agenda. Applying his wide- ranging knowledge and expertise on issues ranging from military spending to same-sex marriage to educational reform, he stresses the importance of creating policies we can be proud of. Finally, with 2012 looming, McGovern's What It Means to Be a Democrat offers a vision of the Party's future in which ideological coherence and courage rule.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Wonderful reminder of who the Senator was!
As a fellow South Dakotan, born only 4 days after George and Eleanor's son in Mitchell, I completely loved seeing how our lives are so similar. my mother frequently reminded me that we were in the hospital together as I grew up! As a kid, that was so cool to know!
George McGovern has been my role model for many many years. Sharing that nursery in Mitchell, was always a reminder of my connection to the McGovern family. The book is also a clear reminder of who we need to be in the world. The deep wisdom of a true elder Statesman like George McGovern, is so needed in these times. He covers so many topics in this book and shares his deepest truths.
His passing this week is a loss for the world. Thank you Senator for your latest thoughts. For being my South Dakota role model. Your book will forever remind me of what a wonderful human being you were!