How the Left Lost Teen Spirit by Danny Goldberg
(. . . and how they're getting it back)

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“Danny Goldberg’s new book is a stirring, brilliant, last-chance plea to Democrats that if they are unwilling to do their job—be a voice for working people, young people, women, the elderly, the poor and people of color, (in other words, for the MAJORITY of the country)—then their days as a party are numbered. Years from now, if the Democrats have long faded from American memory, anthropologists and historians will ask, ‘Didn’t any of them read this book by Danny Goldberg?’”—Michael Moore

“Danny Goldberg has written with pinpoint accuracy an important memoir filled with fascinating insights. His searing insights should be required reading for anyone concerned with the state of democratic politics in this country.”—Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

“If Lester Bangs and Maureen Dowd had a love child, he’d have written this book.”—Arianna Huffington

“Danny Goldberg’s memoir contains the powerful reflections of the most progressive activist in the recording industry. His candor, vision and sense of humor is infectious.”—Cornel West

When did American government become the enemy of American pop culture? Music insider and progressive activist Danny Goldberg has spent decades tuning in to the rhythms and voices that speak straight to the hearts and desires of America’s youth. In that time, one fact has become increasingly clear: our venerable political leaders are tone deaf. In this startling, provocative book, Goldberg shows how today’s professional public servants have managed to achieve nothing less than the indefensible, wholesale alienation of an entire generation.

About Danny Goldberg

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Danny Goldberg is a longtime music executive and political activist. He coproduced and codirected the rock documentary No Nukes and has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, AlterNet, and others. He lives in New York City and is an ACLU officer and board member. This is his first book.
Published May 1, 2005 by RDV Books. 385 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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