Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Finally the tables are starting to turn, Talkin' bout a revolution

(Tracy Chapman-Talkin' About a Revolution)

Several really good books on progressive politics and values have come out in the last year or so. The most recent is The Progressive Revolution, by Mike Lux:
Washington, D.C. – Fresh off his role as a senior adviser to the Office of Public Liaison on the Obama/Biden Transition Team, Washington, D.C. veteran, political operative and now historian Mike Lux releases his new book: The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be.

Readers will quickly find an accessible and up-to-the-moment history primer that illustrates how progressives created the ideas we hold most dear in America. Lux points to America’s triumphs and failures in past progressive revolutions to give President-Elect Obama a clear roadmap to consider as he takes office. Fittingly, the book will publish on the same week Barack Obama will be sworn in as our nation’s 44th President.

Mike is one of the good guys, smart and on-point:
Michael Lux is the CEO of Progressive Strategies, L.L.C., a Washington-based political consulting firm. He is also President of American Family Voices, a non-profit multi-issue advocacy group. He had a role in the development of MoveOn.org, Air America, The Ed Schultz Radio Show and the Center for American Progress. In July 2007, he launched OpenLeft.com with prominent bloggers Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers, which is dedicated to building a progressive governing majority in America. He has played a significant role in five different presidential campaigns, most notably that of Bill Clinton, in whose administration Lux served from 1993-1995. Lux is also a regular columnist for The Huffington Post and most recently, he served as a senior adviser to the Obama/Biden Transition Team.

Check out the website link, and read the book.

Here's an unrelated but interesting video of Mike talking about progressive organizations and their leaders: