New York Times Column Features Byron Shafer’s Study on 1960s Post-reform Politics

The New York Times featured excerpts from Byron Shafer’s book, Quiet Revolutionwhich highlights how political reforms of the 1960s limited Democratic efforts to address inequality. His book recounts the story of a hidden revolution within both parties that changed mechanism of delegate selection and, as a result, presidential nominations. Shafer contends that this revolution without fanfare brought about new coalitions that would alter the very character of American politics.

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