This book tells the fascinating story of the reemergence of the
American political left over the last quarter century in the form
of the new Progressive Movement. Born out of Liberalism's crushing
defeats at the hands of conservative strategists of the Reagan/Bush
era, this new movement has cleverly reverse engineered the
conservative's institutional networking strategy to plan and
finance its resurgence. Progressive strategists have constructed an
elaborate network of foundations, advocacy groups, and other
institutions to advance their agenda. But where the conservatives
relied on affirmative corporate support to help power their
movement, the Progressive Left has used an anti-corporate strategy
whose purpose is three-fold: 1. To reclaim the moral high ground of
politics by challenging corporate power and influence. 2. To gain
effective control over "other people's money" (e.g., pension funds,
mutual funds) and use it to press for changes in corporate social
policies. 3. To leverage this influence over corporate
decision-making to change the direction of American politics and
public policy. Biz War extends the argument of Manheim's 2001 book,
The Death of A Thousand Cuts, by showing how anti-corporate
campaigns have evolved from economically-oriented labor actions to
ideological and programmatic political struggles. It details how
the strategies and tactics crafted by organized labor are being
employed with increasing effect by the political left. The book
will be of interest to students of contemporary American politics,
strategic communication, political movements, and business
management. Likewise it will help corporate executives and
financial analysts understand more fully the proxy wars and other
attacks against their companies.
|Country of origin:
• John Tillotson
||Electronic book text
||4th Revised edition
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