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Saturday Book Salon: Jan Schakowsky hosts Michael Lux, The Progressive Revolution

FDL Book Salon, Saturday.

The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be

The next time you hear a conservative accusing progressives (a.k.a. liberals) of being unpatriotic and anti-American, tell them this: "Progressives invented the American ideal and inspired the American Revolution. Conservatives, then known as Tories, opposed it. Since then, every major advancement in American freedom, democracy, social justice, and economic opportunity has been fostered, fought for, and won by progressives against conservative resistance. Now who’s anti-American?"

In The Progressive Revolution, author Michael Lux gives new life to the chapters of American history that conservatives want everyone to forget. He demonstrates clearly that progressives and the progressive movement created American ideals and forged the kind of country in which we want to live, while conservatives, in William F. Buckley’s famous phrase, stood "athwart history yelling ‘Stop’."

Michael Lux is the president of Progressive Strategies, a Washington-based political consulting firm; chair of the Board of American Family Voices; and a regular columnist for the Huffington Post. In 2007, he launched the popular blog with bloggers Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers. He was a special assistant to the president in Bill Clinton’s first term.

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