City, Save Thyself!: Nuclear Terror and the Urban Ballot

City, Save Thyself!: Nuclear Terror and the Urban Ballot

by David A Wylie

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ISBN-13: 9781935506171
Publisher: Trueblood Publishing Co.
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

David A. Wylie is a Boston lawyer who has been a presidential campaign advance man, a county chairman in a governor campaign, a lawyer for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, general counsel of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, a Coast Guard officer, and has worked for the Navy Department and Internal Revenue Service. He lives in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Part I Why Now?

Chapter 1 Throw out the Lifeline 3

Chapter 2 Sixty-Five Years and Counting 9

Chapter 3 Assessing the Threat 15

Chapter 4 My Kingdom for a Plan! (or, The Blinders of Empire) 25

Part II What To Do?

Chapter 5 Municipalities-Soft Targets/Hard Power 41

Chapter 6 Common Cause: Why Should Cities Cooperate? The Argument 55

Chapter 7 Federalism-Familiar, Trustworthy, Layered Government: Reclaim the Local Level 63

Chapter 8 Multilevel Governance: Implications for Democracy and Security 79

Part III Impediments

Chapter 9 The Ideology of Eternal Conflict 103

Chapter 10 The Disconnect: Nation, Power, Citizens, Democracy, and Law (Civil Order's Five Components) 117

Part IV Resources

Chapter 11 Welfare Queen and Patriot King: Take the Impediments Back to the Neighborhood 135

Chapter 12 City and World Forums 151

Chapter 13 Revisit the Foundations 165

Chapter 14 Ace in the Hole-Civic Invention 175

Chapter 15 Measure of the Electorate 189

Chapter 16 Final Thoughts 209

Epilogue 213

Appendix A Letter to Mayor or Elected Governing Board of a City or Town 215

Appendix B Resolution of Municipal Governing Board 217

Appendix C Agenda, First Meeting of Municipal Security Assembly 219

Appendix D President's Speech 223

Appendix E Eight Questions to Assess Reader's Readiness 227

Bibliography 230

Index 238

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