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By Lily Geismer

Don't Blame Us strains the reorientation of contemporary liberalism and the Democratic get together clear of their roots in exertions union halls of northern towns to white-collar pros in postindustrial high-tech suburbs, and casts new gentle at the value of suburban liberalism in glossy American political tradition. targeting the suburbs alongside the high-tech hall of direction 128 round Boston, Lily Geismer demanding situations traditional scholarly exams of Massachusetts exceptionalism, the decline of liberalism, and suburban politics within the wake of the increase of the hot correct and the Reagan Revolution within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties. even supposing just a small component to the inhabitants, wisdom pros in Massachusetts and somewhere else have come to wield great political leverage and tool. through probing the probabilities and obstacles of those suburban liberals, this wealthy and nuanced account indicates that—far from being an exception to nationwide trends—the suburbs of Massachusetts provide a version for knowing nationwide political realignment and suburban politics within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century.

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