The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism - Global Progressive Caucus Book Club

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“In this penetrating new study, Harvard University's Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson go beyond images of protesters in Colonial costumesto provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to "big government" entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving "freeloaders" - including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young. At the national level, Tea Party elites and funders leverage grassroots energy to further longstanding goals such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation of business, and privatization of the very same Social Security and Medicare programs on which many grassroots Tea Partiers depend. Elites and grassroots are nevertheless united in hatred of Barack Obama and determination to push the Republican Party sharply to the right. The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism combines fine-grained portraits of local Tea Party members and chapters with an overarching analysis of the movement's rise, impact, and likely fate.”

Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they can contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre ([email protected]) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

Vancouver

9:00-10:30

Toronto

12:00-13:30

London

17:00-18:30

Berlin

18:00-19:30

Nairobi/Athens

19:00-20:30

Dubai

20:00-21:30

Mumbai

21:30-23:00

WHEN
May 31, 2021 at 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE
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