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Fear and Reading

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 23, 2008 4:38PM

2008_01_dcourage.jpegWe know, you're a little disappointed that your short-lived run for the presidency never included any debates. If you've been waiting for the right time to speak up in public on your views, tonight Glenn Hurowitz discusses his new book, Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party.

Hurowitz proposes that Democrats are lacking in political courage, and unless they can stand up to Republicans and confront their own political downfalls, they cannot win. The book tells the story of five politicians and activists; three "political heroes" including Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone, who showed courage, and two "spineless weasels" who followed the "politics of fear." Hurowitz also argues that Bill Clinton's legacy burdens the Democratic party and the progressive movement.

Today. Jan 23. 6 p.m. DePaul Center Bookstore. 1 East Jackson Blvd. Free.