Matt Keegan: 1996
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In the wake of the Trump election, artist Matt Keegan began investigating the Democratic Party’s shifts over recent decades. In the late ’80s, members of the Democratic Leadership Council successfully moved the party’s platform to the right. This title captures this pivotal time in American politics and society through the experience of artists who completed their undergraduate studies in that year and voted for Clinton, others who were born in 1996 and voted for the first time in 2016.The new Democrat platform included a pro-business, pro-military, interventionist agenda, and downplayed social infrastructure as a calculated break from its New Deal-era foundation. This shift led to Bill Clinton’s consecutive terms. Essays focus on cultural and ideological shifts from that time, such as the 1994 Crime Bill, 1996 Immigration Act, the Telecommunications Act, the start of Fox News and beyond.
ISBN 9781941753361. Inventory Press/New York Consolidated.