Tucson Festival of Books

Elites vs Rebels: Uniting Dems


Both major political parties are trying to cope with pressure to stay true to their history, while many members want a significant change of direction. Panelists consider the Democrats through the lens of President Biden, “The Rebels” in Congress, and the Elites who stand in the way of change.


Panelists
Fredrik deBoer

Fredrik deBoer is the author of "The Cult of Smart," a book about meritocracy, education and the potential for a more humane society. It was selected by New York Magazine as one of its Ten Best Books of 2020....

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Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer wrote “The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future” which focuses on the more polite form of politics that the president practiced during his first two years in office, beginning with his 2021 inauguration and concluding with the midterm elections of 2022 when what the “red wave” pundits had predicted failed to materialize....

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Joshua Green

Joshua Green is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the new book, "The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics" and before that, "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency....

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Books:
How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement
Fredrik deBoer
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
September 2023
ISBN 9781668016015
256 pages
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The Last Politician:
Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future
Franklin Foer
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9781101981146
432 pages
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Atlantic writer, Franklin Foer, focuses his book on President Biden's first two years in office, ending when the 'red wave' failed to occur at the midterm election. More/less

The Rebels
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics
Joshua Green
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780525560241
400 pages
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