March Of The Moderates: Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and the Rebirth of Progressive Politics
The polarisation of the main political parties is a transatlantic lament today. Here, academic Richard Carr traces how New Labour and the US Democratic Party found their way out of such political wildernesses in the 1980s. His “top-down” account focuses on individuals and their intellectual development: only politicos will follow every name-drop but the narrative remains readable. Carr aims to distil the benefits of ‘Third Way’ politics, awkwardly shrinking the financial crash and Iraq into wider context.