Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country

E. J. Dionne (Author)

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$27.99  $25.75
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
5.8 X 1.0 X 8.5 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

E.J. DIONNE, JR., is a columnist for The Washington Post, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, visiting professor at Harvard University, and professor at Georgetown University. He is a co-author of the recent New York Times bestseller One Nation After Trump and author of Why the Right Went Wrong.


"Veteran political analyst E. J. Dionne, in his valuable new book, [Code Red], got this exactly right: We have no responsible Republican Party anymore. ... If the country is going to be governed responsibly, that leadership can come only from Democrats and disaffected Republicans... It is crucial, therefore, argues Dionne, that moderate and progressive Democrats find a way to build a governing coalition together." --Thomas Friedman, The New York Times

Fascinating. --David Leonhardt, The New York Times

Highly engaging, intellectually sound, and morally grounded... Dionne implores Democrats to recognize their divisions, debate them honestly, be more flexible, and ultimately forge some strategic consensus around a progressive but not extreme vision. --Washington Monthly

"The Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator offers a passionately reasoned argument for why both progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party must put aside differences to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.... A well-argued and persuasive treatise by a deeply concerned journalist and citizen." --Kirkus Reviews

"Democrats closely following the early stages of the 2020 presidential race will find this reasonable, evidence-based account to be a valuable source of information." --Publishers Weekly

"American political discourse is perhaps more divided than it has been at any time in the country's history. Republicans versus Democrats, alt-right versus far left: the chasm runs wide and deep... Dionne urges progressives and moderates to find common, rather than shaky, ground for the good of the country and their party's survival." --Booklist

Praise for E.J. Dionne, Jr.

"The insights of this award-winning journalist with unique access to politicians make wonderful reading." --The Washington Post on Why the Right Went Wrong

"[The authors'] sense of possibility offers a refreshing and very American contrast to today's dystopia." --Financial Times on One Nation After Trump

"That his bold prediction cannot be dismissed as mere whistling past the graveyard of liberalism is a tribute to Mr. Dionne's thoroughness as a reporter and rigor as a scholar, qualities manifested in his 1991 book, Why Americans Hate Politics.... They Only Look Dead is a luminously intelligent and quietly passionate polemic that deserves to alter the terms of American political debate." --The New York Times Book Review

"A thrilling book, from one of America's most universally respected minds. You should buy it." --Rachel Maddow on Our Divided Political Heart