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The Good Fight: Why Liberals---and Only Liberals---Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  63 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In this passionate, provocative book, Peter Beinart offers a bold new vision and sounds the call for liberals to revive the spirit that once swept America and inspired the world.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Harper Perennial (first published 2006)
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'This book has to be read as part of the thrust, parry, and jostle going on within the milky political spiral that is the Democratic Party. The author, Peter Beinart, is a war Democrat. His allegiance is to the Lieberman faction in the party. “Just as Vietnam turned liberals against the cold war, Iraq has now turned them [Howard Dean-type liberals] against the war on terror. America badly needs an alternative vision,” he writes, “for fighting global jihad. And yet the liberalism emerging today d...more
Mostly, this book is out of date for the current political climate. The first half seemed to be a convoluted history of the democratic party, including asides for every small political faction that might have been an important player at some point, but has zero relevance for today. Although a history of the Democratic party would be a book I'd be interested in reading, this was not what this book was supposed to be and wasn't particularly interesting.
I did think the points made in the second hal...more
Steve Mount
A bit dense, but still a good history lesson and reinforcement of what makes liberal values so important to the United States today and in the past. I used the title as the title of my first Liberally Speaking column.
This was an interesting book with a well thought out line of thought. The overall lean seemed more to the right than the left, but overall it was good and concisely written.
Feb 18, 2011 Danielle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I bought this book when I attended Beinart's lecture at Syracuse University this week. He was so intelligent, and well-informed, and well-spoken, his book just has to be good.
I think I might have found a little bit of optimism that we, as a country, don't have to go to hell in a hand basket.
As a liberal of the old school, I tend to agree with this book. Might deserve another star.
Jun 03, 2007 Patrick rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: liberals
I didn't really listen to it on CD...I just couldn't find the print version.
clinton and obama camps...please read this book.
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Peter Beinart is the author of The Crisis of Zionism and The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris and The Good Fight. A former editor of The New Republic, he is an associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and the senior political writer for The Daily Beast. He lives with his family in New Yor...more
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