Miss Americans by Erika Bachiochi

Miss Americans

The New Feminized Majority: How Democrats Can Change America with Women’s Values
by Katherine Adam and Charles Derber
Paradigm, 2008
(192 pages, $16.95, paperback)

reviewed by Erika Bachiochi

Democrats have ceded discussion of values to Republicans and their Evangelical base in recent elections, and it has cost them greatly, according to social critic Charles Derber and his former student Katherine Adam.

In The New Feminized Majority, they contend that not since the New Deal have Democrats based their party platform on a compelling moral philosophy; the party has run on interest-group issues alone and has suffered for it. But they don’t suggest that Democrats follow Joh . . .