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Book Review: 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation by James Carville

40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation By James Carville Simon & Schuster; 209 pages

No one does partisanship better than the Ragin' Cajun. In his latest book, the Louisiana-bred campaign strategist, who recently returned to teach political science at Tulane, takes a victory lap celebrating the Democrats' 2008 electoral trifecta. "The myth of Republican competence and fiscal responsibility is shattered," a victim of the strategic and economic missteps of the Bush years, Carville gleefully notes. If Democrats play their cards right, he argues, they can dominate politics for the next four decades. The key? "To rebuild...

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