Join us for a virtual reading with David Faris, author of The Kids Are All Left , in conversation with Dave Karpf on Friday, July 10th at 6:30 PM CST.
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This crystal ball look into the future of American politics shows how the brewing generational shift to the Left is only the beginning of transformations to come.
A demographic apocalypse is coming for the Republican Party. Its most reliable voters are dying, and Republican elites have been unable to convince young people to vote for them in significant numbers for nearly 30 years. And yet, we find ourselves locked in a political stalemate, and have twice this century sent the loser of the popular vote to the White House.
In The Kids Are All Left, political scientist David Faris examines how young voters are poised to end this partisan gridlock. He explores the policy transformations that young Americans will pursue, what this new society will look like, and how the remnants of the GOP could be changed into a more public spirited, reality-based organization of the center-right. Faris offers progressives a hopeful vision of the future, but he is realistic about the institutional obstacles that stand between voters and true majority rule. The result is a first look at America after Donald Trump.
"David Faris makes a clear and compelling case that the future is Progressive. Faris pulls no punches outlining the ideological and demographic problems for which the Republican Party is whistling past the graveyard. If there is any question about the accuracy and precision of the author's foresight, consider what condition the Republican Party will be in in the future when the kids are all much further Left than the present Democratic Party." --Benjamin Dixon, host of The Benjamin Dixon Show
David Faris is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago, where he focuses on American political institutions, Middle East politics, and democracy. He is the author of It's Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics and a contributing writer at The Week. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Informed Comment, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Sun-Times and more. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.
Dave Karpf is an Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He teaches and conducts research on political activism and campaigning in the digital age. His perspective on digital politics is forged in a long personal history of environmental activism, having spent over a decade in various roles with the Sierra Club. He is the author of two books -- The MoveOn Effect (2012) and Analytic Activism (2016) -- and also has written articles for WIRED and The Nation. But he is probably best known for that one joke about Bret Stephens he wrote on Twitter.