“Steve Fraser has produced a fascinating history of the ways liberal elites have been demonized by conservatives seeking to make inroads among white working class voters. Fraser's book is crucial to understanding a dominant theme in American politics that has shaped the conservative movement and has most recently fueled the campaign tactics of Donald Trump.”
—Thomas Edsall, Columnist, New York Times
"Steve Fraser's The Limousine Liberal is a bracing and illuminating history of right-wing populism in modern America. With fascinating detail and vigorous prose, Fraser deftly shows how class became the dirty little secret of American politics, and how billionaires in work boots have helped to keep it that way. This book is essential reading for anyone who is impatient with the triviality of contemporary public discourse, and who hopes—against all the odds—to revive it."
—Jackson Lears, author of Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920
“Steve Fraser's The Limousine Liberal is a brilliant analysis of how elites, using both parties, have stunted the kind of real economic democracy and broad prosperity that America needs.”
—Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor, The American Prospect; Professor, Brandeis University
How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America
By (author) Steve Fraser