Yesterday's Man
The Case Against Joe Biden
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288 pages / January 2020 / 9781839760280
January 2020 / 9781839760303

A deep dive into Joe Biden’s history and the origins of his political values

Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden exposes the forgotten history of Joe Biden, one of the United States’ longest-serving politicians, and one of its least scrutinized.

Over nearly fifty years in politics, the man called “Middle-Class Joe” served as a key architect of the Democratic Party’s rightward turn, ushering in the end of the liberal New Deal order and enabling the political takeover of the radical right.

Far from being a liberal stalwart, Biden often outdid even Reagan, Gingrich, and Bush, assisting the right-wing war against the working class, and ultimately paving the way for Trump.

The most comprehensive political biography of someone who has tried for decades to be president, Yesterday’s Man is an essential read for anyone interested in knowing the real Joe Biden and what he might do in office.


“On the surface, this book is about the big-money politics that shaped Joe Biden’s career. At its core, though, it tells the essential story of how the Democratic Party became a tool of the ruling class.”

“A remarkably elegant and penetrating portrait of the entirety of Joe Biden’s career from a young writer to watch.”

“More than just the record of an unprincipled hack, Branko Marcetic’s political biography lays out in shocking detail just how much damage Joe Biden has inflicted on the majority of Americans, especially those who are poor and black, over the course of an unfortunately lengthy career.”

“This engaging and informative book makes a well-researched and fair-minded case against Joe Biden. Marcetic demonstrates convincingly that on questions of corporate greed, abortion rights, and school segregation—all starkly materialist issues—Biden has, throughout his career, been shockingly conservative.”


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