"The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy"

Sep 6, 2019

Our guest is Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, who is also a former columnist for BusinessWeek, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. He joins us to discuss his new book, which argues that the 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government -- and win the election -- Kuttner maintains that Democrats must nominate and elect an economic progressive. "The Stakes" explains how the failure of our economy to serve ordinary Americans effectively paved the way for a demagogic president. In doing so, as Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School has noted, Kuttner's book reveals "the rot that made the triumph of Donald Trump possible and [puts forward] strategies for progressive renewal."