Bush-era crony capitalism and government neglect, they charge, have pushed the USA toward a Latin American model of rich and poor and nothing in between.
If the Grand Old Party wants a comeback, they argue, it's going to have to do something serious for American workers. But something conservative.
This hour, On Point: "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class" — they say — "and Save the American Dream."Guests:
Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, editors at The Atlantic Monthly and co-authors of "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream."
Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute.
This program aired on June 24, 2008.