The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs — and Who Will Take It

(Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Book Forum
April 4, 2012 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring the author Sean Trende, Senior Elections Analyst, Real​Clear​Pol​i​tics​.com; with comments by Lance Tarrance Jr., President, Tarrance Consulting and Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

How did the Democrats, who seemed unstoppable in 2009, lose their momentum so quickly, and what does it mean for the future of our two‐​party system? Sean Trende’s new book explores the underlying weaknesses of the Democratic promise of recent years, and shows how unlikely a new era of big government always was. Trende persuasively argues that both Republicans and Democrats are failing to connect with the real values of the American people, and that long‐​held theories of cyclical political “realignments” are baseless. Please join us to hear surprising insights about the current presidential race and the future of American politics.