Eric Alterman (@Eric_Alterman) on the state of Liberalism in America today. What this Democratic President is doing to Liberal politics and how cultural successes such as the growing acceptance of same sex marriage conjoin with backsliding on issues of economic equality to form the current Liberal profile. His latest book is, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. Click thru for Eric Alterman’s bio, for links and for updates. Use this post as today’s thread. Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a regular columnist for The Nation, The Daily Besast. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, the Nation Institute and the World Policy Institute.