It’s Time to Fight Dirty by David Faris audiobook

It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics

By David Faris
Read by Mike Chamberlain

Tantor Audio 9781612196954
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781630153410

The American electoral system is clearly falling apart—as evidenced by the 2016 presidential election. In It's Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris offers accessible, actionable strategies for American institutional reform which don't require a constitutional amendment, and would have a lasting impact on our future. With equal amounts of playful irreverence and persuasive reasoning, Faris describes how the Constitution's deep democratic flaws constantly put progressives at a disadvantage, and lays out strategies for "fighting dirty" though obstructionism and procedural warfare: establishing statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico; breaking California into several states; creating a larger House of Representatives; passing a new voting rights act; and expanding the Supreme Court. The Constitution may be the world's most difficult document to amend, but David Faris argues that many of America's democratic failures can be fixed within its rigid confines—and, at a time when the stakes have never been higher, he outlines a path for long-term, progressive change in the United States.

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Summary

Summary

The American electoral system is clearly falling apart—as evidenced by the 2016 presidential election. In It's Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris offers accessible, actionable strategies for American institutional reform which don't require a constitutional amendment, and would have a lasting impact on our future.

With equal amounts of playful irreverence and persuasive reasoning, Faris describes how the Constitution's deep democratic flaws constantly put progressives at a disadvantage, and lays out strategies for "fighting dirty" though obstructionism and procedural warfare: establishing statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico; breaking California into several states; creating a larger House of Representatives; passing a new voting rights act; and expanding the Supreme Court.

The Constitution may be the world's most difficult document to amend, but David Faris argues that many of America's democratic failures can be fixed within its rigid confines—and, at a time when the stakes have never been higher, he outlines a path for long-term, progressive change in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There are more of us than there are of them, so let’s fight like it…If we listen to David Faris, it’s a fight we can win.” David Daley, author of Ratf**ked
“A worthy contribution to the ongoing American experiment.” Booklist
“Should be mandatory reading by every Dem leader.” Daily Kos

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Author

Author Bio: David Faris

Author Bio: David Faris

David Faris is the author of Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age, the coeditor of Social Media in Iran, and a regular contributor to the Week. He is associate professor of political science at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English