What It Means to Be a Democrat

Reviewed by Deane Barker tags: politics, liberal

So, this is a tough book to evaluate. It’s a…polemic? …manifesto? written by George McGovern toward the end of his life. Each chapter discusses an area of national concern (wars, education hunger, addiction, etc.), and McGovern explains his position (which is presumably the Democratic party line).

I just don’t understand who is the audience for this. I suppose I read it, but what is the purpose other than a vanity project for McGovern? Who would be persuaded by this? Democrats already believe it, and Republicans would never read it.

It did live up to what the title promised. But I can’t quite see the point of it.

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George S. McGovern

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