Power of Protest:
A Red and Blue Nation?: High voter turnout helps the Democrats. Late-deciders vote for the challenger. Political polarization has left the American electorate deeply divided between “red” and “blue” states. Right? Wrong.
The Sunday morning worship at Red Memorial* progresses like many services in African-American churches. Parishioners sing classic hymns, clapping and swaying along to the music. The pastor, the Rev. Red, greets the congregation the same way she does each week.
The bottom-line message of Kenneth Greene’s book, “Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico’s Democratization in Comparative Perspective,” is laid out right there on the cover. It shows a poster that looks like a ballot with a box for Mexico’s long dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) marked with an “X.” Next to it is a man pulling… » Continue Reading