David Lauter

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The Smoldering Electorate

Three books about American politics help illuminate the deep frustration of voters -- and suggest how much of a change Democrats must undertake to reach them.

WORKS DISCUSSED IN THIS ESSAY

  • Kevin Phillips, Arrogant Capital (Little Brown, 1994).

  • Jonathan Rauch, Demosclerosis (Times Books, 1994).

  • Stephen Skowronek, The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to
    George Bush
    (Belknap Press, 1995).