Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class (Hardcover)
The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
New Press, 9781565848757, 464pp.
Publication Date: December 30, 2010
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Praise For Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class…
so fresh, fertile and real that the only thing it resembles is itselfYou just have to read it. It establishes its author as one our most commanding interpreters of recent American experience. It corrals all the generational energies coursing through the centrifuge of postbaby boomer 70s scholarship and churns them into the first compelling, coherent statement I’ve read of what happened in the '70sCowie's accomplishment is to convey what this epic cheat felt like from the inside.”Rick Perlstein, The Nation
If you want to understand how we got herehow the Democrats’ New Deal coalition shattered in the 1970s, and why progressives are still picking the shrapnel out of their political hidesyou must read Stayin' Alive. A fun read with cultural insightCowie is impossibly fair.”Joan Walsh, Salon.com