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Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America
Homegrown Democrat A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America
Author: Garrison Keillor
In a book that is at once deeply personal and intellectually savvy, Homegrown Democrat is a celebration of liberalism as the "politics of kindness." In his inimitable style, Keillor draws on a lifetime of experience amongst the hardworking, God- fearing people of the Midwest and pays homage to the common code of civic necessities tha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670033652
ISBN-10: 0670033650
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 237
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Publisher: Viking Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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As you would guess, not exactly for fans of GWB. For the right crowd, this is pointed, well-written and funny.
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Keillor is always a great storyteller, and in this tells the story of being a Democrat and what that has meant--and means--to him.

I'd venture that even more moderate Republicans would have to agree with his understandings of American claims to neighborliness and responsibility.

Readers of all stripes might also be surprised to discover in Keillor's accurate cataloguing the many important features of modern American life that were brought into being by caring Democrats. He describes historic sensibilities of how Americans felt they should treat each other, and clearly wants us all to remember and act on those sensibities today.


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