The untold story behind the most shocking political upheaval in the country.

The Fall of Wisconsin is a deeply reported, searing account of how the state’s progressive tradition was undone and Wisconsin itself turned into a laboratory for national conservatives bent on remaking the country. Neither sentimental nor despairing, the book tells the story of the systematic dismantling of laws protecting the environment, labor unions, voting rights, and public education through the remarkable battles of ordinary citizens fighting to reclaim Wisconsin’s progressive legacy.

Now available in paperback.

DAN KAUFMAN (@dankaufman70) has written for The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. Originally from Wisconsin, he now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. Email Dan.

THE FALL OF WISCONSIN

The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive 

Bastion and the Future of American Politics

"Masterful."

—JANE MAYER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF DARK MONEY

National Bestseller

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