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Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

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From the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, an essential road map to neutralizing the role of racism as a divide-and-conquer political weapon and to building a broad multiracial progressive future


"Ian Haney López has broken the code on the racial politics of the last fifty years."—Bill Moyers


Today more than ever, warnings to fear immigrants and people of color

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Published October 1st 2019 by The New Press
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Bookworm
Had read the author's book and was very curious about this book. This conversation about trying to reconcile the issues of race, class and more to build winning coalitions for elections and addressing tensions is a timely and ongoing conversation. So I thought this book would be a good read.

If you're familiar with the author's work then you'll know how he talks about the dog whistles of racism and what that means. He talks a little of that here as well, with the how that plays into conversations
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Erica Etelson
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has crucially important analysis and concrete suggestions for how progressive candidates can rip up the playbook that Trump and other right-wing faux populists use to divide and conquer the working and middle class. This is how we win in 2020 and beyond.
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Insightful points with lots of concrete examples about how race and class play with and against each other in political forums. Most interesting to me was the examples of essentially the same idea being conveyed with slightly different wording or framing and how it changed the audience's reception of the idea.
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