Ari Berman is a political correspondent for The Nation and an investigative journalism fellow at The Nation Institute. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, and he is a frequent commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010. He lives in New York City.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
This groundbreaking narrative history charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights. The VRA enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet, fifty years later, we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power, with the Supreme Court declaring a key part of the VRA unconstitutional. Give Us the Ballot provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.
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