Kabuki Democracy

In his new book Kabuki Democracy, Eric Alterman, CAP Senior Fellow, asks why President Barack Obama has been unable to deliver on some of the promises of his 2008 campaign. He argues that while Obama’s compromises have disappointed many of his supporters, his failures are primarily due to a political system that stymies democracy when voters choose progressive change.

Blending incisive political analysis with a clear agenda for change, Kabuki Democracy cuts through the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media analysis to demonstrate that genuine transformation will come to America only when enough people care enough to challenge the system.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a provocative discussion with the book’s author.

Copies of Kabuki Democracy will be available for purchase at the event.

Featured author:
Eric Alterman, author, Kabuki Democracy; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; columnist for The Nation and The Daily Beast

Moderated by:
Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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