A Prayer for America by Dennis Kucinich
(Nation Books)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

When Congressman Dennis Kucinich delivered his speech, "A Prayer for America," to the Southern California chapter of Americans for Democratic Action, it electrified the whole country. In his speech, Kucinich—a 2004 presidential candidate—warned against an America that had discarded the constitutional liberties integral to its identity: "Let us pray that our nation will remember that the unfolding of the promise of democracy in our nation paralleled the striving for civil rights. That is why we must challenge the rationale of the Patriot Act. We must ask why should America put aside guarantees of constitutional justice?" A Prayer for America collects Kucinich's essays and speeches. It represents his holistic worldview and carries with it a passionate commitment to public service, peace, human rights, workers' rights, and the environment. His advocacy of a Department of Peace seeks not only to make nonviolence an organizing principle in our society, but to make war a thing of the past. A Prayer for America includes an introductory essay from Kucinich that reflects on his political journey from his election as the youngest mayor of a major American city to his role as a dynamic, visionary leader of the Progressive Caucus of the Congressional Democrats.
 

About Dennis Kucinich

See more books from this Author
 
Published October 22, 2003 by Nation Books. 160 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for A Prayer for America

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

His strong, even radical positions on workers' rights, the environment, health care, foreign policy and defense give him a good claim to represent "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" and to challenge the business-oriented centrism promoted by the Democratic Leadership Council.

| Read Full Review of A Prayer for America (Nation ...

truthdig

Advertise on Truthdig |

Nov 14 2013 | Read Full Review of A Prayer for America (Nation ...

truthdig

If that wasn’t enough, the abuse Bradley Manning suffered had already convinced Snowden that a fair trial and humane treatment were impossible dreams for a whistleblower of his sort.

Jul 02 2013 | Read Full Review of A Prayer for America (Nation ...

Reader Rating for A Prayer for America
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 43 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review