The Bluest State: How Democrats Created the Massachusetts Blueprint for American Political Disaster by Jon Keller
The Bluest State: How Democrats Created the Massachusetts Blueprint for American Political Disaster
Author: Jon Keller
Title: The Bluest State: How Democrats Created the Massachusetts Blueprint for American Political Disaster
ISBN10: 0312384904
ISBN13: 978-0312384906
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (August 19, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1407 kb
Size epub: 1390 kb
Rating: 4.4 ✪
Votes: 403
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

What's Happened to Massachusetts?

At one time, Americans thought of Massachusetts with pride. It was the place where the charge against British oppression was incubated and first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. What do Americans picture when they think of Massachusetts today? They think of taxes on everything that moves. They think of unctuous, doomed Presidential candidates from Michael Dukakis to John Kerry. And, most of all, they think of "Kennedy Country" - not the moderate politics of John F. Kennedy, Jr., but a place influenced by the ideology of his little brother, Ted, a punch line for bad political jokes and the relic of a dream gone bad. Over the past thirty years, Massachusetts has been the test kitchen for the baby boom's political impulses and instincts, with devastating results that have national implications. Unfortunately, the story of Massachusetts' decline has national implications. Other states share its problems. And the cautionary tale of their mishandling in Massachusetts speaks to a broader issue. What's gone wrong with the Democratic Party? Jon Keller, a veteran political commentator, shows how the collapse of the Massachusetts Miracle into the Massachusetts Miasma mirrors chronic failures within the Democratic Party and American liberalism in a timely warning to the party for the election ahead.