Building the Bridge / Edition 1

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Four years ago the Progressive Policy Institute's Mandate for Change rocketed onto the New York Times best seller list and popularized many of the "New Democrat" ideas later adopted by the Clinton administration. President-elect Bill Clinton hailed the book as one that "looks beyond the old Left-Right debates of the past and tries to move us toward a better future." Now, in Building the Bridge: 10 Big Ideas to Transform America, the Institute has brought together some of America's most innovative public thinkers and policy entrepreneurs to challenge the President and all Americans to embrace a bold vision based on new ideas and enduring values. This book looks beyond the election to radically refashion America's political and social agenda for the 21st century. Rejecting both the big government solutions of the left and the economic voodoo of the right, the authors focus on 10 new break-the-mold ideas for guiding America into the information age.
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Editorial Reviews

Vice President Al Gore
A provocative set of essays dealing with the great challenges of our time . . .
Senator Tom Daschle
Building the Bridge proves that bold ideas are perfectly consistent with the philosophy of the center. The Progressive Policy Institute has given us a visionary blueprint for the bridge to America's 21st century, and it's a broad pathway to responsibility, prosperity, and civic virtue.
Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn
If the 'era of big government is over,' Building the Bridge is the first comprehensive effort to answer the question: what comes next? America needs fresh and serious thinking about the big challenges this country faces on the threshold of a new century. This book is fresh, serious, and perfectly timed.
U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey
This book challenges America's political leaders to think boldly and confront hard choices, from fixing social security to creating a new public education system tailored for the Information Age.
Regis McKenna
As we find ourselves searching for new foundations in the information-communications era, it is appropriate that a book such as this one frame the discussions for us toward the fulfillment of democratic ideals.
Bob Kerrey
This book challenges America's political leaders to think boldly and confront hard choices, from fixing social security to creating a new public education system tailored for the Information Age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847684557
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Will Marshall is President of the Progressive Institute and a founder of the Democratic Leadership Council. He resides in Arlington, VA.
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