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The Radical Center: 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 a ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 8th 2002 by Anchor (first published October 1st 2001)
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Mar 05, 2017 Janet rated it really liked it
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Helped me to understand myself and where I stand; I'm really not 'neither here nor there.' And, there are ways forward to inclusion.
Dec 16, 2009 Broodingferret rated it really liked it
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I really liked this book; it was refreshing to read opinions and ideas that were so close to my own and that were coming from people far more versed in the appropriate topics than I, indicating that I may not be completely insane the think that moderate political approaches might actually work in our country. While I don't agree with every conclusion they drew, and they didn't spend as much time on implementation and policy as I might have liked, The Radical Center is well-reasoned and well-writ ...more
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I've read this book twice. It sparked a spirited political discussion in one of my book groups when it was my turn to pick the book. Some wonderful insight into the deep problems created by the two-party system, with some suggestions for change. Not particularly leftist or far right. Perhaps just a bit right of center. (Hey, with the title, they had to be close.)
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Jeff Raymond
Recieved as a pseudo-gag gift from my wife's mother's fiancee, except it was a book I really wanted to read. It ended up being exactly what I expected, which was unfortunate - an interesting policy screed that had a lot pulling from both political sides. Meh.
Phil Smith
Sep 17, 2007 Phil Smith rated it it was amazing
This book changed how I think politically and how I approach the history fo the United States. A must read for independent political thinkers interested int eh future of the United States and the world.
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The Tax. Code. Needs. Fixing.
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