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January 6, 2006
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Crashing the Gate
Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
by Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas, Foreword by Simon Rosenberg
Nation's Top Bloggers Assail D.C. Establishment
Book Advances Powerful New Political Movement
"Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga are pioneers of a new politics that empowers people--the Democratic establishment ignores Crashing the Gate and its insights at its peril. For everyone who believes that the party must reform itself and return power to the grassroots, this book is a must read."
—Joe Trippi, author of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
With more than one million daily visitors combined, Jerome Armstrong of MyDD and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga of DailyKos are at the forefront of the political blogging revolution. But some time before the 2004 election, two of the country’s most popular political bloggers also became two of the progressive movement’s most outspoken political strategists. Now Armstrong and Moulitsas have teamed up in a new book to take on the Washington DC political establishment and fuel efforts to re-democratize politics in America. Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, will be released by Chelsea Green Publishing on March 27, 2006.
“We are at the beginning of a comprehensive reformation of the Democratic Party—driven by committed progressive outsiders,” write Armstrong and Moulitsas. With more readers each week than the top 10 opinion magazines put together, more daily readers than the Washington Post or the New York Daily News, they are in a good position to make that claim. In the past four years Armstrong and Moulitsas have found themselves at the heart of this new democratic movement—the netroots, the grassroots, the unorthodox labor unions, the maverick big donors—that Crashing the Gate champions as the antidote to old-school politics. Fueled by advances in technology and a hunger for a more authentic and populist democracy, this broad-based movement is changing the way political campaigns are waged and managed.
The undisputed political book of the season, Crashing the Gate lays bare, with passion and precision, how ineffective, incompetent, and antiquated the Democratic Party establishment has become, and how it has failed to adapt and respond to shifting media and political landscapes. Most important, Crashing the Gate’s unstinting analysis points the way to Democrats and progressives winning elections—district by district, state by state—to return power to the people.
Crashing the Gate is a must-read book for anyone with an interest in the future of American democracy. When the book is released, Armstrong and Moulitsas will hit the trail on a national “Political Campaign” tour, and will be available for interviews nationwide.
Crashing the Gate available March 27, 2006 | Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga | Foreword by Simon Rosenberg | ISBN 1-931498-99-7 | $25 USD | 6x9 | Hardcover
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