The Argument

The Argument

Inside the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114178
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


Widely cited by journalists and bloggers as the man to read to understand the political races, New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai has written a book about the Democratic Party that?s as riveting as it is timely and vital. The Argument takes readers to the front lines of the grassroots progressive movement that is seizing power from the party?s weakened D.C. establishment, capturing a colorful cast of donors and power brokers struggling to articulate a direction: an argument. The result is a fascinating, uniquely candid look at present-day politics.


“Illuminating . . . A colorful topographical map of the Democratic landscape.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“I had more fun reading The Argument than I’ve had reading any political book in ages. It was fun the way The Boys on the Bus was fun. The way Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 was fun. . . . Or maybe even the way Primary Colors was fun.”—Kevin Drum, Washington Monthly

“Engaging and painstakingly reported.”—The Economist

“Sharply written, exhaustively reported.”—Nick Gillespie, The New York Times Book Review