The Resurgent Liberal: And Other Unfashionable Prophecies (Paperback)
If any book can change a nation's thinking, it has to be this brilliant and perceptive work by one of the most tough-minded bearers of the torch of liberalism. For in The Resurgent Liberal Robert B. Reich, a professor at Harvard, Secretary of Labor, and the author of the best-selling The Work of Nations, not only champions a cause but looks fairly and unblinkingly at the conservative opposition. He carefully examines the four "parables" conservatives have exploited to monopolize American politics -- and what liberals must do to take it back.
About the Author
Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations and has written over fifteen books, including Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few; Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It; and The Work of Nations. He is also the author of the bestsellers Supercapitalism and Locked in the Cabinet. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a co-creator of the award-winning 2013 film Inequality for All and the chair of the national governing board of Common Cause. He lives in Berkeley.
"Liberalism is, I think resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are becoming so painfully aware of the alternative. The other reason is the commitment of clearheaded, lucid, and compelling advocates like Bob Reich."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
"If liberal politics is to make a comeback. It will be with the realworld prescriptions of Robert Reich."
-- Kevin R. Phillips, author of The Politics of Rich and Poor