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Homegrown Democrat: A FewPlain Thoughts From the Heart of America
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Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date July 15, 2004
Pages 237
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670033652
ISBN-10 0670033650
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
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Summary
In a deeply personal celebration of liberalism, the popular humorist and radio host examines the 'politics of kindness,' offering a series of nostalgic reminiscences, meditations, and observations on the core values--the defense of the powerless, the protection of the social compact, and maintain government as a force for good--of the democratic ideal. 100,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In a book that is at once deeply personal and intellectually savvy, Homegrown Democrat is a celebration of liberalism as the "politics of kindness." In his inimitable style, Keillor draws on a lifetime of experience amongst the hardworking, God- fearing people of the Midwest and pays homage to the common code of civic necessities that arose from the left: Protect the social compact. Defend the powerless. Maintain government as a necessary force for good. As Keillor tells it, these are articles of faith that are being attacked by hard-ass Republican tax cutters who believe that human misery is a Dickensian fiction. In a blend of nostalgic reminiscence, humorous meditation, and articulate ire, Keillor asserts the values of his boyhood—the values of Lake Wobegon— that do not square with the ugly narcissistic agenda at work in the country today. A thoughtful, wonderfully written book, Homegrown Democrat is Keillor’s love letter to liberalism, the older generation, John F. Kennedy, the University of Minnesota, and the yellow-dog Democrat city of St. Paul that is sure to amuse and inspire Americans just when they need it most.

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9780670033652 | details & prices | 237 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The humorist and radio host examines the 'politics of kindness,' offering a series of nostalgic reminiscences, meditations, and observations on the core values of the democratic ideal

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