The Good Fight: Book summary and reviews of The Good Fight by Peter Beinart

The Good Fight

Why Liberals---and Only Liberals---Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again

by Peter Beinart

The Good Fight by Peter Beinart

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Once upon a time, liberals knew what they believed. They believed America must lead the world by persuasion, not command. And they believed that by championing freedom overseas, America itself could become more free. That liberal spirit won America's trust at the dawn of the cold war. Then it collapsed in the wake of Vietnam. Now, after 9/11, and the failed presidency of George W. Bush, America needs it back .... Peter Beinart's The Good Fight is a passionate rejoinder to the conservatives who have ruled Washington since 9/11. It is an intellectual lifeline for a Democratic Party lying flat on its back. And it is a call for liberals to revive the spirit that swept America, and inspired the world.

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"This stimulating manifesto calls for a liberalism that battles Islamist totalitarianism as forthrightly as Cold War liberals opposed Communist totalitarianism ... Beinart's provocative analysis could stir much-needed debate on the direction of liberal foreign policy." - PW.
"Beinart concludes: civil rights at home and anti-jihadism abroad. We'll see how the idea plays out in the 2006 debates, but his prescription will surely find takers." - Kirkus.

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Beinart is Editor of the New Republic.

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