What the critics are saying:
“A highbrow manual for ratf***ing your way to institutional change.” – Five Thirty Eight.
“Blueprints to make sure that Republicans never force the rest of the country into their most nightmarish fantasies.” – GQ
“David Faris has a way to cheer frustrated liberals up—and maybe scare the hell out of everyone else.” – Vice
“The meat of the book comes when he lays out the particulars and makes his case – which he substantiates masterfully with historical precedent, existing models and legislation, and analyses of the challenges ahead. ” – The Times Higher Education
Go get the book. Read it for yourself. This is the playbook, this is what we need to do, this is how we draw the line.” – The Benjamin Dixon Show
“But the most detailed case against the Return to Normalcy—let’s call it the Normal Is Over side of the debate—is advanced by the political scientist David Faris in his new book, It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics.” – Politico
“The blueprint for what we are about to see.” – Tucker Carlson.
“A bracing polemic with brutally accurate judgments…Faris is arguing that unless the progressive majority finally learns to emulate the energy and the fighting style of the Republicans, American democracy could disappear altogether within our own lifetimes. Every one who wants to avoid that catastrophe must read his book.” –The Guardian
“Bracing….Faris’s overriding goal is less to plot out a precise legislative agenda and more to focus attention on the urgency of the crisis. And it’s telling that the only reasonable objections here are practical ones.” – The New York Times.
“”[Faris] advocates a number of astringent, constitutionally legal challenges to a system that has hardly served the American public, let alone Democrats, well… A worthy contribution to the ongoing American experiment.”—BOOKLIST
The American electoral system is clearly failing — more horrifically in the 2016 presidential election than ever before. In It’s Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris expands on his popular series for The Week to offer party leaders and supporters concrete strategies for lasting political reform — and in doing so lays the groundwork for a more progressive future. Equal parts playful irreverence and persuasive reasoning, It’s Time to Fight Dirty is essential reading as we head toward the 2018 midterms… and beyond.