- Paperback: 310 pages
- Published: 5/1/05
- IBSN: 9780971920682
- e-IBSN: 9781617750519
- Genre: Nonfiction
Includes Goldberg’s groundbreaking book Dispatches from the Culture Wars, plus a new author introduction and additional chapters.
“Danny Goldberg’s new book is a stirring, brilliant, last-chance plea to Democrats that if they are unwilling to do their job—be a voice for working people, young people, women, the elderly, the poor, and people of color, (in other words from the MAJORITY of the country)—then their days as a Party are numbered. Years from now, if the Democrats have long faded from American memory, anthropologists and historians will ask, “Didn’t any of them read this book by Danny Goldberg?”
“Danny Goldberg’s searing insights should be required reading for anyone concerned with the state of democratic politics in this country.”
—Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
“. . . lively and intelligent . . . Goldberg reminds us once again how the battle for freedom of expression needs to be re-fought every day.”
“Danny Goldberg’s memoir contains the powerful reflections of the most progressive activist in the recording industry. His candor, vision and sense of humor is infectious.”
“If Lester Bangs and Maureen Dowd had a love child, he’d have written this book.”
An RDV Books publication.
When did American government become the enemy of American pop culture?
Music insider and progressive activist Danny Goldberg has spent decades tuning in to the rhythms and voices that speak straight to the hearts and desires of America’s youth. In that time, one fact has become increasingly clear: Our venerable political leaders are too often tone deaf. In this startling, provocative book, Goldberg shows how today’s professional public servants have managed to achieve nothing less than the indefensible, wholesale alienation of an entire generation.
Danny Goldberg is the author of How the Left Lost Teen Spirit and Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Since 2007 he has been president of Gold Village Entertainment, whose clients include Steve Earle and Against Me. Previously, Goldberg was president of Gold Mountain Entertainment (Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers), CEO of Air America Radio, chairman of Warner Bros. Records, president of Atlantic Records, and vice president of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records. In Search of the Lost Chord is his latest work.