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By George S. McGovern | Comments: ( 429 ) | Date: ( Aug 26, 2019 )

A call to arms by the former presidential candidate that combines personal anecdotes and cultural critiques to remind liberals of their ideological compass and restore confidence George McGovern has been a leading figure of the Democratic Party for than fifty years From this true liberal comes a thoughtful examination of what being a Democrat really means McGover A call to arms by the former presidential candidate that combines personal anecdotes and cultural critiques to remind liberals of their ideological compass and restore confidence George McGovern has been a leading figure of the Democratic Party for than fifty years From this true liberal comes a thoughtful examination of what being a Democrat really means McGovern admonishes current Democratic politicians for losing sight of their ideals as they subscribe to an increasingly centrist policy agenda Applying his wide ranging knowledge and expertise on issues ranging from military spending to same sex marriage to educational reform, he stresses the importance of creating policies we can be proud of Finally, with 2012 looming, McGovern s What It Means to Be a Democrat offers a vision of the Party s future in which ideological coherence and courage rule.


  • Title: What It Means to Be a Democrat
  • Author: George S. McGovern
  • ISBN: 9780399158223
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

George S. McGovern

The son of a Methodist minister, George Stanley McGovern grew up in South Dakota An indifferent student as a youth, McGovern later credited participation in high school debate with giving him confidence and he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class His college education was interrupted by World War II, as McGovern enlisted in the U.S Army Air Force and served as a bomber pilot in Europe After the war, McGovern resumed his studies, culminating in a Ph.D in history from Northwestern University in 1953.While employed as a professor of history and political science at Dakota Wesleyan University, McGovern became involved in Democratic Party politics After working to build a voter list for the party, McGovern ran for the House of Representatives in 1956, successfully defeating the Republican incumbent McGovern relinquished his House seat in 1960 to run for the Senate, only to be defeated by the incumbent Republican senator, Karl Mundt After a brief period in the Kennedy administration, McGovern ran for the United States Senate succeeded in his second attempt in 1962, winning election by a slim margin.As a United States Senator, McGovern emerged as an early opponent of his country s intervention in South Vietnam Approached by opponents of President Lyndon Johnson within the party, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the party s presidential nomination in 1968 Running again in 1972, he succeeded in winning the Democratic Party presidential nomination, only to be defeated by Republican President Richard Nixon in a landslide Though he won a third Senate term in 1974, he was defeated in his bid for a fourth term in 1980 McGovern spent his later years engaged in a variety of private activities, including writing, and a stint as a United States ambassador to the United Nations.



Comments What It Means to Be a Democrat

  • Tyler

    I'm not a Democrat but I have come to admire George McGovern upon learning about the election of 1972. A lot of what he said then I agree with. Mostly about the Vietnam War. This book is short and simple. I wouldn't have read it if it were much longer so I won't fault its somewhat simple and unpersuasive arguments. It states more than it argues, but for a book this length that is okay.It actually reminded me of why I'm not a Democrat. McGovern has a tremendous amount of faith in the government t [...]


  • Garrett

    Elder statesman McGovern is one of those voices I wish was more prevalent in the climate we're politicking in these days. What it means to be a Democrat, essentially, is to rise above, as much as you can, to help those who need it with compassion, to realize one's limits, and to strive for equality first, even if not everyone everywhere ends up with help, and sometimes big groups get freedoms curtailed. An equal shot for everyone, an equal footing, and trying to get work done directly, instead o [...]


  • Paul

    It was refreshing to read a book that plainly says where we should be heading as a country.George McGovern said essentially that the Democratic Party is the party of social movementsfor positive change in the country where everyone has access to education; pays their fair share of taxes and has access to affordable healthcare. McGovern pointed out the futility of being mired down in Afghanistan; the need for developmentof renewable energy resources; mass transportation; Failed drug policies; Tak [...]


  • Kevin Cooper

    A collection of thoughts from one of the most renowned and under-appreciated Democrats of the last century. George McGovern helped shape the very Democrat Party that we align ourselves with today. This book is a brain-to-pen dialogue between McGovern and the American people, regarding the current Obama Administration, and the path that we must walk as a nation moving forward.The book feels as if it was written hurriedly, but perhaps that helps lend to its honesty. I highly recommend this to any [...]


  • Christi Madden

    This was a quick an inspiring read. Sometimes we get busy and forget why we identify ourselves as affiliated with a particular political party. George McGovern articulates the Democratic values that get to the heart of the matter of the issue of party affiliation. Recommended for those that need a reminder that government is for the people, or those who are open-minded enough to explore what their political identity encompasses.


  • Zachary Marko

    I picked this book because I was interested in learning more about the life and thoughts of the U.S. Senator and former Presidential hopeful. While his career spanned a political era dating well before my own birth, his estimation of the ideals and agenda of Democrats remains current and strongly embodied by many within our Party.


  • Keith

    Nice easy read. However, I doubt many Republicans would read it. If you are Democrat you will love it because it points out the best and biggest successes of the party in the 20th century. Additionally it espouses the ideals that we believe in. Today's environment seems to make us forget that the Democrats are supposed to stand for the average and disadvantaged person.


  • Sam Motes

    A very easy read that lays out the pillars of the belief system in the Democratic Party. A very eye opening quick read. McGovern does an excellent job of sharing his values and building the case of why the democratic faithful fight day in and day out to build the Government the populace needs to survive and thrive.


  • Jon Hieneman

    Enjoyable read, and an inspiring reminder. I've been saying for some time that we need to stop apologizing for liberalism. It is a powerful, needed, and positive force in our society. Love the book, even though I don't agree with every page of it.


  • Matthew

    A nice, short book by the dearly departed George McGovern about his political philosophy. There was a lot in it that I definitely agreed with, and which felt very personal. I wish we had a few more Democrats like him today.


  • Leslie

    I plan to reread this every election season so that I revisit my values, which are well expressed in this book.


  • Pgirty

    A seasoned politicians view and insights on immigration, job creation, education and other important issues. Essential reading for Democrats as we battle for the presidency in 2012.


  • Sally

    I enjoyed spending some time with George McGovern, learning more about him and being reminded of the values supported by Democrats - when I haven't voted Democratic, I've regretted it.


  • Patricia

    What a wise man. It's a shame he never became president but he did so much good, especially in his work against hunger. This book should be read by every voter and potential voter.


  • Anna

    I want to frame every single word of this book. George McGovern is my new hero.


  • Mark

    I am so glad I voted fro him in 1972. What happened over the past 40 years?


  • Chuck

    Pretty simple, seems like the right message, frustrating that we can't put it into practice.


  • James Hatton

    This is George McGovern's perspective on what it means to be a Democrat. I don't agree with McGovern on everything, but I found this book worthwhile.


  • Matt

    I thought it was rather good


  • Rommel

    Excellent, thought provoking book!


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