Emotional Politics and the Democratic Party: A Way Forward

A report prepared for Sally Boynton Brown, Executive Director, Idaho Democratic Party

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sally Boynton Brown, executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party and a candidate for DNC Chair. We had a productive conversation about potential applications of my research for the current political situation — using the charismatic strategies of the past to elect Democrats today. At the end of our chat, Boynton Brown encouraged me to publicize the report I wrote for her. Click here to read the report, and please share if you feel so moved.

Author: Jeremy C. Young

Jeremy C. Young is a Washington, DC-based historian and the author of The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870-1940.

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