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Nt those receiving help today Read this book to find out how Democrats and Republicans clash over this issue and the devastating impact on personal lives and the society at large. I watch Joan Walsh all the time when she is on MSNBC She seems to be a lovely caring understanding knowledgeable and intelligent lady I won't go into detail about her book because I think all people of all race's and religions should read this book Ms Walsh goes into great detail and understands both sides of the race issues in America I want to understand what's on the minds of White People and how better I can understand them This country has got to get pass the hate and misunderstandings I think this book helps with that

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Joan Walsh one of America's most popular online columnists looks back over the past forty years in American politics and culture showing how the white working class has stagnated. Joan Walsh editor at large for saloncom writes persuasively about how the Republican Party co opted the white working class and how the Democrats helped them do it in her new work but it's a book for true believers I doubt it will be read by those outside the progressive movement Further my guess is that the first part of the title–What's the Matter with White People–will be a point of attack by those on the other side of the political spectrum It's a shamethough an imperfect read Walsh makes some strong pointsAn Irish American who grew up Catholic in a Democratic family filled with the sort of blue collar Democrats that populated urban centers in the East and Mid West for decades Walsh bought into her father's romantic view that the Black Irish share an affinity with African Americans because of how the Irish had been mistreated first by the English and then in US as immigrants for centuries Bias against the Irish in the US was a result of their Catholic faith and heavy drinking which eventually put them on the wrong side of the abolitionist movement which also had strong ties to the temperance movement This isn't news but it provides a great deal of context and along with Ken Burn's Prohibition documentary last year for PBS helped me put this part of US history in proper perspective It is against this backdrop that Walsh moves forward in time detailing the strong ties between Catholics the white working class and the Democratic Party She discusses the development of unions the New Deal and how Nixon's Southern Strategy worked not only in the South it created a wedge between the white working class and the Democrats in urban America Republicans and an increasingly active lobbying effort by pro business forces used unions and race and a dissonant progressive movement to break the long held ties altogether by the 1970sI liked a great deal of the book Walsh's immediate and extended family histories as well as her work in progressive politics and advocacy journalism make the history personal and by doing so it becomes easily understandable and accessible That said though by the time she reaches the 2008 primaries and general election I began to lose interest Walsh never waivers but offers no solutions Perhaps this is her point After all the subtitle of her book is “why we long for a golden age that never was” To offer solutions then would lead us to a non existant promised land a mirage Maybe so but the litany of what went wrong becomes intolerably depressingEven so though Walsh's personal connection to her thesis–what actually made the book for the most part interesting and accessible–shifts the narrative too strongly from history to her story Her attempt to meld the macro with the micro is not entirely successful Yes through her daughter's choices she begins to bridge the gap but it's simply not enough because of that lack of prescriptive measures A small ray of sunshine just isn't enoughWhat's the Matter with White People Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was remains a book worth reading if for no other reason than the history context and perspective it provides Walsh's attempts to integrate her personal and familial experiences with history as a whole may not work as well as she expected but it takes the reader part of the way My recommendation would be to take a breather by the time she reaches 2008 in her analysis letting what came before fully process before tackling the last sections of the bookThe digital download of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley Midnight Tango years in American politics and culture showing how the white working class has stagnated. Joan Walsh editor at large for saloncom writes persuasively about how the Republican Party co opted the white working class and how the Democrats helped them do it in her new work but it's a book for true believers I doubt it will be read by those outside the progressive movement Further my guess is that the first part of the title–What's the Matter with White People–will be a point of attack by those on the other side of the political spectrum It's a shamethough an imperfect read Walsh makes some strong pointsAn Irish American who grew up Catholic in a Democratic family filled with the sort of blue collar Democrats that populated urban centers in the East and Mid West for decades Walsh bought into her father's romantic view that the Black Irish share an affinity with African Americans because of how the Irish had been mistreated first by the English and then in US as immigrants for centuries Bias against the Irish in the US was a result of their Catholic faith and heavy drinking which eventually put them on the wrong side of the abolitionist movement which also had strong ties to the temperance movement This isn't news but it provides a great deal of context and along with Ken Burn's Prohibition documentary last Jaxon (Kings of Denver year for PBS helped me put this part of US history in proper perspective It is against this backdrop that Walsh moves forward in time detailing the strong ties between Catholics the white working class and the Democratic Party She discusses the development of unions the New Deal and how Nixon's Southern Strategy worked not only in the South it created a wedge between the white working class and the Democrats in urban America Republicans and an increasingly active lobbying effort by pro business forces used unions and race and a dissonant progressive movement to break the long held ties altogether by the 1970sI liked a great deal of the book Walsh's immediate and extended family histories as well as her work in progressive politics and advocacy journalism make the history personal and by doing so it becomes easily understandable and accessible That said though by the time she reaches the 2008 primaries and general election I began to lose interest Walsh never waivers but offers no solutions Perhaps this is her point After all the subtitle of her book is “why we long for a golden age that never was” To offer solutions then would lead us to a non existant promised land a mirage Maybe so but the litany of what went wrong becomes intolerably depressingEven so though Walsh's personal connection to her thesis–what actually made the book for the most part interesting and accessible–shifts the narrative too strongly from history to her story Her attempt to meld the macro with the micro is not entirely successful Yes through her daughter's choices she begins to bridge the gap but it's simply not enough because of that lack of prescriptive measures A small ray of sunshine just isn't enoughWhat's the Matter with White People Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was remains a book worth reading if for no other reason than the history context and perspective it provides Walsh's attempts to integrate her personal and familial experiences with history as a whole may not work as well as she expected but it takes the reader part of the way My recommendation would be to take a breather by the time she reaches 2008 in her analysis letting what came before fully process before tackling the last sections of the bookThe digital download of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley

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And the stability of the middle class has disintegrate Weaving into the book her own family's story she describes how too many Americans think they made it on their own and rese. This book is a call to reach out to working class whites to bring them into the democratic party and form a new coalition to reverse the stagger wealth ineuality that has built up under both the Republican right that has dominated since Reagan and New Democrats who cozy up to business interests a new trick by the masterful triangulator Bill Clinton himself Obama couldn't get elected in 2008 if he wasn't beholden to business and wall streetthe money for campaigns has to come from these sources He is clearly better than any Bat Sh candidate from the republican party but the idea that democrats or are on the side of little guy has not been remotely true for at least twenty years if not longer The author is an optimist and appeals to the kind of people like her Irish american relatives to see where there interests truly lie and come back to a liberal politics I don't share her hope that the Reagan Democrats will ever come back as red and blue are now living in parallel universes and don't even have the same facts Being in our own information streams it doesn't matter how economicaly bad red and blue voters conditions get they will continue to fight the culture war and believe whatever their favorite pundit tells them is the source of their misery So I don't think it is a matter of just coming up with a great economic program Who is listening anyway certainly not the Reagan Democrats the author speaks of The Avion My Uncle Flew years if not longer The author is an optimist and appeals to the kind of people like her Irish american relatives to see where there interests truly lie and come back to a liberal politics I don't share her hope that the Reagan Democrats will ever come back as red and blue are now living in parallel universes and don't even have the same facts Being in our own information streams it doesn't matter how economicaly bad red and blue voters conditions get they will continue to fight the culture war and believe whatever their favorite pundit tells them is the source of their misery So I don't think it is a matter of just coming up with a great economic program Who is listening anyway certainly not the Reagan Democrats the author speaks of

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