1990s Politics

Somber Democrats must celebrate

September 1989

Democrats are a somber lot these days, and with good reason. They have little chance of breaking the Republican grip on national politics.

The thriving economy of the 1980s and the apparent success of their policy of peace through strength has given Republicans good reason to cheer. Most important, the GOP has translated its success into enduring popularity by mastering the art of politics as celebration.

It’s so important to figure out where the past fits into the present–read the rest of this political think piece here. 

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