The Radical Center by Ted Halstead
The Future of American Politics

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Record numbers of Americans describe themselves as “independents” and reject the conventional agendas of Left and Right. In this widely acclaimed book, Ted Halstead and Michael Lind explain why today’s ideologies and institutions are so ill-suited to the Information Age, and offer a groundbreaking blueprint for updating all sectors of America society. Taking on partisans and experts on both sides of the political divide, they propose far-reaching reforms for the way we provide health and retirement security, collect taxes, organize elections, enforce civil rights, and educate our children.

Twice before the United States has dramatically reconfigured itself, shifting from an agrarian to an industrial society after the Civil War and successfully adapting to the massive technological and demographic changes of the early twentieth century during the New Deal era. Uniting a sweeping historical vision with bold policy proposals, The Radical Center shows us how to reinvent our nation once again so that all Americans can reap the benefits of the Information Age.


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About Ted Halstead

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Ted Halstead is founder and president of the New America Foundation (www.newamerica.net), one of the nation’s most successful new public policy institutes. He writes frequently for The New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, and Los Angeles Times. Michael Lind, a senior fellow of the New America Foundation, is the bestselling author of a number of books, including The Next American Nation (1995). He has been an editor or staff writer at The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and The National Interest.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published November 12, 2002 by Anchor. 264 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A fast-paced, shotgun-style cornucopia of public-policy innovations intended to offer a cohesive agenda for revitalizing American politics, economy, and civil society.

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The Tea Party is new. But this is not the first time we’ve seen an angry populist politics emerge from the American middle class.

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