A demographic apocalypse is coming for the Republican Party. Its most reliable voters are dying, and Republican elites have been unable to convince young people to vote for them in significant numbers for nearly 30 years. And yet, we find ourselves locked in a political stalement, and have twice this century sent the loser of the popular vote to the White House.
In The Kids Are All Left , political scientist David Faris examines how young voters are poised to end this partisan gridlock. He explores the policy transformations that young Americans will pursue, what this new society will look like, and how the remnants of the GOP could be changed into a more public spirited, reality-based organization of the center-right. Faris offers progressives a hopeful vision of the future, but he is realistic about the institutional obstacles that stand between voters and true majority rule. The result is a first look at America after Donald Trump.