The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
Dan Kaufman has written for The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. Originally from Wisconsin, he now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Dan Kaufman shows how the state became a conservative test case.... Kaufman believes that Wisconsin's extreme makeover portends something scary for the rest of us.--Jennifer Szalai
Kaufman's taut primer on Wisconsin progressivism hits his mark.... [A]n indispensable guide for activists who wish to have any hope of taking on the vast Republican infrastructure.--Jake Wertz
A deep, heartbreaking dive into a state's shift to the right tells the story of national politics in miniature.
Absorbing.... [Kaufman] presents the state as emblematic of nationwide trends.--M.J. Andersen
Kaufman burrows badgerlike into the politics of America's Dairyland, unearthing the personal histories of its people.... In doing so, he reveals Wisconsin's transformation from a 'pioneering beacon' of progressive policies, responsible for the nation's first worker's-comp and unemployment-insurance programs, to 'a laboratory for corporate interests.'--Michelle Hart
This is a book about political power, its seizure, its uses, and its victims--a powerful amassing of tiny stories of struggle and resistance and often defeat against impossible odds.--John Dolan
A highly readable, thoroughly engrossing report.--Jim Swearingen
The Fall of Wisconsin shows that the most important story in American politics was hiding in plain sight.--Jeffrey Toobin