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Radical Middle: The Politics We Need Now
by Mark Satin
Today, in growing numbers, from kitchen tables to nonprofit organizations to corporate boards, Americans are turning away from the bickering and division of politics as usual and turning toward a new politics-what activist-turned-attorney Mark Satin christens here as "radical middle" politics.Instead of the usual blame games, the radical middle appreciates the genuine and ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published March 3rd 2004 by Basic Books
(first published March 2nd 2004)
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This book continues to be a practical guide to the attitudes of caring and commitment we need to cultivate if we are to weather the storms of a polarized public arena and reach public policies that maximize choices citizens have to a decent education, employment, and health. Many of the proposals seem just as pertinent now, and the problems just as urgent, even more complex than ten years ago. Satin's distillation of the best ideas that might bear on remedies for such issues as inequitable healt ...more
An interesting book by Mark Satin. I'd started this a couple of times before but never got around to finishing it. Guess this election cycle got me interested in it again. Mark's journey from a student dissident radical to a law school grad to a former newsletter publisher shows many different sides that sometimes don't seem to flow together too well. However, American politics has reached the stage where it is necessary for a "radical middle" that takes the best of both the right & left on ...more