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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Will Marshall's new book

Will Marshall of the U.S. Democrats' Leadership Council has put together a book that might form the core of Democrats' arguments over the war against terrorism. It is called With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty. (A brief summary of the essays is here.) The blurb says:
"With President Bush's approval ratings in a swan dive, progressives -- for the first time since 9/11 changed U.S. politics -- finally have a chance to be heard on national security. What will they say? Instead of falling back on easy criticisms of the administration's blunders in Iraq, a new Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) book argues that progressives should seize the moment by proposing a comprehensive
agenda for winning the war against jihadist terrorism -- an agenda rooted in the tough-minded, internationalist tradition of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy. "
One would hope so. It wouldn't be a moment too soon. The review on Democratiya, a site I only discovered thanks to Disillusioned Lefty, describes it as a manifesto for a return to the Cold War "muscular liberalism" of the Truman Democrats. The review itself is well worth a read - it also discusses recent books by Peter Beinart, Francis Fukuyama and Oliver Kamm.

2 Comments:

Blogger EWI said...

Err, it's the Democratic Leadership Council, hence the usual acronym of "DLC". Please, look these things up in more detail before you post.

Sat Jul 01, 04:09:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Karole said...

I just wanted to empahasise that it was a book brought out by the Democrats as a political party; the DLC (D standing for Democratic) is the correct title of the body in question. I fail to see what difference the point makes "ewi".

Sat Jul 01, 07:22:00 PM GMT+1  

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