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The Argument: Inside the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics (Paperback)

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    Widely cited by journalists and bloggers as the man to read to understand the political races, New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai has written a book about the Democratic Party that's as riveting as it is timely and vital. The Argument takes readers to the front lines of the grassroots progressive movement that is seizing power from the party's weakened D.C. establishment, capturing a colorful cast of donors and power brokers struggling to articulate a direction: an argument. The result is a fascinating, uniquely candid look at present-day politics.

    About the Author

    Matt Bai is the national political columnist for Yahoo! News. For more than a decade he was a political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns. He is the author of The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics, named a Notable Book of 2007 by the New York Times and All the Truth is Out. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information about Matt Bai, visit

    Praise For…

    “Illuminating . . . A colorful topographical map of the Democratic landscape.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

    “I had more fun reading The Argument than I’ve had reading any political book in ages. It was fun the way The Boys on the Bus was fun. The way Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 was fun. . . . Or maybe even the way Primary Colors was fun.”—Kevin Drum, Washington Monthly

    “Engaging and painstakingly reported.”—The Economist

    “Sharply written, exhaustively reported.”—Nick Gillespie, The New York Times Book Review

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780143114178
    ISBN-10: 0143114174
    Publisher: Penguin Books
    Publication Date: August 1st, 2008
    Pages: 322
    Language: English