Abstract:Bruce Miroff's The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party takes a fresh look at the failed 1972 presidential campaign of George McGovern. Unfortunately, Miroff spins the story of the 1972 campaign to make a political point for today. Focusing on what he calls the "politics of insurgency," Miroff fails to adequately capture the larger, fascinating institutional story of how a candidate and his supporters transformed a party and presidential politics. In additio… Show more
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