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Death of a nation : plantation politics and the making of the Democratic Party / Dinesh D'Souza.

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  • ISBN: 9781250163776
  • ISBN: 1250163773
  • Physical Description: xvi, 318 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : All Points Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2018]

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General Note:
Released in conjunction with the political documentary Death of a nation: can we save America a second time?
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: On gaining and losing a country -- Introduction: Who is killing America? -- Dilemma of the plantation: The antislavery founding -- Party of enslavement: The psychology of the Democratic master class -- Urban plantation: Martin Van Buren and the creation of the Northern political machine -- The plantation in crisis: How Democrats north and south fought to extend slavery -- Progressive plantation: White supremacy as a weapon of reenslavement -- The state as big house: What FDR learned from Fascism and Nazism -- Civil rights and wrongs: LBJ, Nixon and the myth of the southern strategy -- Multicultural plantations: Expanding the culture of dependency -- Holdouts: Democrats and the problem of white people -- Emancipation: how American nationalism can save the country.
Summary, etc.:
Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? Dinesh D'Souza makes the provocative case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive nanny state modeled on the Southern plantation system. This sweeping alternative history of the Democratic Party goes back to its foundations in the antebellum South. The slaveholding elite devised the plantation as a means of organizing labor and political support. It was a mini welfare state, a cradle to grave system that bred dependency and punished any urge to independence. This model impressed northern Democrats, inspiring the political machines that traded government handouts for votes from ethnic immigrant blocs. Today's Democrats have expanded to a multiracial plantation of ghettos for blacks, barrios for Latinos, and reservations for Native Americans. Whites are the only holdouts resisting full dependency, and so they are blamed for the bigotry and racial exploitation that is actually perpetrated by the left. Death of a Nation's bracing alternative vision of American history explains the Democratic Party's dark past, reinterprets the roles of figures like Van Buren, FDR and LBJ, and exposes the hidden truth that racism comes not from Trump or the conservative right but rather from Democrats and progressives on the left.
Subject: Democratic Party (U.S.) > History.
Welfare state > United States > History.
Plantation life > Southern States > History.

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