Chicago writer Kari Lydersen offers an outsider's portrait of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In Mayor 1%, veteran journalist Kari Lydersen takes a close look at Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and his true agenda.
How did a city long dominated by a notorious Democratic Machine become a national battleground in the right-wing war against the public sector?
With deep Wall Street ties from his investment banking years and a combative political style honed in Congress and the Clinton and Obama administrations, Emanuel is among a rising class of rock-star mayors promising to remake American cities.
But his private-sector approach has sidelined and alienated many who feel they are not part of Emanuel’s vision for a new Chicago—and it has inspired a powerful group of activists and community members to unite in defense of their beloved city.
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Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based journalist who has worked in the Midwest bureau of the Washington Post and is the author of four books. She is also a journalism instructor at several Chicago colleges.