In today's America,
tough economic times make it hard for ordinary people to devote
time to politics. Putting food on the table and paying the bills
are more important than handicapping political races and studying
candidates. What's more, the candidates are so bad that it makes
little sense for people to spend their spare time following politics.
Liberalism the Right Way, by first-time author Matt
Zemek, gives ordinary people a short, sweet and simple view of politics.
In just 152 pages, Liberalism the Right Way makes
politics accessible and readable for all Americans.
Gone are the old, tired partisan arguments that make you want to
throw up. Gone are the whiny and politically correct elements of
the fake liberalism of the gutless Democratic Party. Gone are stock
phrases and negative tactics that take all the life and intelligence
out of our political discourse.
Whether you're religious or secular, conservative or liberal, centrist
or extremist, young or old, male or female, Catholic or Protestant,
you'll have a place at the discussion table. No condescending Rush
Limbaugh or Ann Coulter rhetoric. No focus group garbage. No poll-driven
campaign strategies from soulless professional operators.
Liberalism the Right Way is a moral conversation that
acknowledges both the strengths and limitations of major political
viewpoints. By admitting this, and not pretending that one political
philosophy has all the answers, Zemek cuts through the bull and
speaks to ordinary people on a clear, respectful and intimate level.
Finally, a political book has the common sense to say what ordinary
folks have known all along: life is messy, and the truth on an issue
is usually found in the middle, and not at the extremes!
For anyone who knows just how boring, unproductive and stupid American
politics has become, Liberalism the Right Way offers
a no-nonsense look at how American politics, and particularly American
liberalism, can be redefined in a powerful and positive way. Zemek
offers all Americans, regardless of their opinion, a way to focus
more on helping people and less on fundraising, more on solving
problems and less on winning elections.
For all conservatives or centrists who see liberalism as a morally
and spiritually bankrupt philosophy, Zemek offers a passionate yet
common-sense view of how liberalism can rediscover a moral and spiritual
identity in America. Based largely on the politics of Paul Wellstone,
the late Minnesota Senator, Zemek shows how ?kitchen table issues?
faced by working-class families form the center of American politics.
By promoting ?Wellstone Liberalism,? Zemek tries to show how liberalism
can shed its bad reputation in America and become a compassionate,
productive and people-friendly philosophy that even Christian conservatives
the Right Way ultimately promotes liberalism in a way that
non-liberals will find refreshing and long overdue. Through a conversational
style that blends confessions, condemnations and negotiations, Zemek
tries to revive both the future of American liberalism and the very
soul of politics, giving ordinary Joes and Jills a reason to be
politically active again.