The Rebels by Joshua Green

Staff Pick

In his first book seven years ago, Devil’s Bargain, Green described how the partnership between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon led to populist, nationalist ideas taking hold on the right during the 2016 presidential campaign. In The Rebels, Green, an experienced political reporter, looks at how a parallel dynamic has played out on the left, with a new strain of populism arising there as well. In this narrative, the trigger was the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, and the story is told through the careers of the three political figures who have led the charge on the left—Warren, Sanders, and AOC. These three have given fresh voice to an economic populism that, as Green recounts, used to hold sway in the Democratic Party and now has reenergized the party’s progressive wing.

The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics By Joshua Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560241
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Published: Penguin Press - January 9th, 2024