The rise of the presidential wing of the Republican party over the past generation has been driven by the overlapping issues of race and taxes. The Republicans have capitalized on these two issues, capturing the White House in five of the last six elections. "May be the best account ever written on why the Democrats no longer dominate American party politics. . . ".--Judy Woodruff.Edsall, Thomas Byrne is the author of 'Chain Reaction The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics' with ISBN 9780393309034 and ISBN 0393309037.