Middle Class Dreams

The Politics and Power of the New American Majority, Revised and Updated Edition

Stanley B. Greenberg

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May 29, 1996
384 pages, 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780300067125
Paper

The United States is in the midst of a historic political upheaval. Its middle class is increasingly disillusioned with official Washington and with the two major parties, neither of which is able to inspire confidence. Now Stanley Greenberg, the nation`s preeminent analyst of public opinion, gives a brutally honest account of the causes and effects of this middle-class rebellion. Greenberg shows how Democrats and Republicans have historically wooed the middle class and why these traditional party strategies produced thirty years of growing party failure. He outlines the daunting challenges each major party faces in order to win back the middle-class voters in this new period of our history. In this major new and revised edition of his book, Greenberg analyzes the 1994 election upheaval and offers some provocative opinions about the presidential election of 1996.
Acclaim for the previous edition:
"What makes [this] book interesting, in part, is knowing that you`re seeing some of the concealed endoskeleton of the presidency, the strategic political calculation that must be in Clinton`s mind as he manages each succeeding crisis but that he can never discuss openly."—Nicholas Lemann, The New Republic
"An ambitious book, . . . more intellectually provocative than an insider's tell-all."—Janet Hook, New York Times Book Review
"A substantial contribution to contemporary thinking about politics. Students of campaigns and elections, public policy, and public opinion will find things of value in this book."—Darrell M. West, Brown University

Stanley B. Greenberg is chairman and chief executive officer of Greenberg Research, Inc., a national survey and polling firm. In 1992 he was pollster and senior adviser to Bill Clinton`s presidential campaign and is currently pollster to the president and adviser to the Democratic National Committee. He was polling adviser to Nelson Mandela in 1994.

"Middle Class Dreams engages and stimulates by being at once current in its argument and old-fashioned in its approach. . . . The book would be a thought-provoking addition to undergraduate and graduate classes on U.S. politics, political parties, or elections."—M. Stephen Weatherford, University of California, Santa Barbara (Perspectives on Political Science)

"What makes [this] book interesting, in part, is knowing that you`re seeing some of the concealed endoskeleton of the presidency, the strategic political calculation that must be in Clinton`s mind as he manages each succeeding crisis but that he can never discuss openly."—Nicholas Lemann, The New Republic

"An ambitious book, . . . more intellectually provocative than an insider's tell-all."—Janet Hook, New York Times Book Review

"A substantial contribution to contemporary thinking about politics. Students of campaigns and elections, public policy, and public opinion will find things of value in this book."—Darrell M. West, Brown University

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The New Majority
Toward a Popular Progressive Politics

Edited by Stanley B. Greenberg and Theda Skocpol

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