The Fall of Wisconsin

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

For more than a century, Wisconsin has been known nationwide for its progressive ideas and government. In The Fall of Wisconsin, Wisconsin native Dan Kaufman provides a searing account of how the state’s progressive tradition was undone and turned into a model for national conservatives bent on remaking the country.

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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 Conservative Conquest of a Progressive 

Bastion and the Future of American Politics

"The Fall of Wisconsin shows that the most important story in American politics was hiding in plain sight."



3/13: Des Moines, IA - Annual Convention of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council

4/10: Milwaukee, WI - UW-Milwaukee, Center for 21st Century Studies (details)

4/11: Green Bay, WI - UW-Green Bay, Historical Perspectives Lecture Series (details)

4/13: Madison, WI - Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society (details)

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