With less than a month to go before the election and Obama’s inauguration a mere three months away, Lance Selfa’s The Democrats: A Critical History is critical reading for anyone interested in real change we can believe in i.e. not the kind Obama will bring.
For those interested in a look at what an Obama administration may hold for we the people, Lance Selfa’s book will be a good guide. For those who hold that the Dems will somehow not be a party of the bosses, you’ll be disappointed but enlightened. For those of you who hold to ‘the lesser of two evilism’, well, it’ll give you reasons why that’s a profoundly worthless strategy.
Binh puts it well:
For the American working class movement and the organized left, the Democratic Party has been a key stumbling block since the Populist Movement shook the country back in the 1890s. The Democratic Party has managed, contained, controlled, co-opted, rolled back and eventually destroyed every social movement that has arisen since then.
Do yourself a favor and check out The Democrats: A Critical History. To be forewarned is to be forearmed! Don’t allow yourself to be surpirsed by the shenanigans which will be pulled during a likely Obama administration.