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We Can All Do Betterby Bill Bradley
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Bill Bradley is arguably one of the most well-versed public figures of our time.
The eighteen-year New Jersey Senator, financial and investment adviser, Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host, and bestselling author has lived in the United States as both political insider and outsider, national sports celebrity and behind-the-scenes confidante, leader and teammate. His varied experiences help to inform his unique and much-sought-after point of view on Washington and the country at large.
In We Can All Do Better, for the first time since the financial meltdown and since the worst of the intensifying political gridlock, Bradley offers his own concise, powerful, and highly personal review of the state of the nation. Bradley argues that government is not the problem. He criticizes the role of money and politics, explains how continuing on our existing foreign policy, electoral, and economic paths will mean a diminished future, and lays out exactly what needs to be done to reverse course.
Breaking from the intransigent long-held viewpoints of both political parties, and with careful attention to our nation’s history, Bradley passionately lays out his narrative. He offers a no-holds-barred prescription on subjects including job creation, deficit reduction, education, and immigration. While equally critical of the approaches of the Tea Party and Occupy Movements, he champions the power of individual Americans to organize, speak out, bridge divisions, and he calls on the media to assume a more responsible role in our national life.
As this moving call to arms reminds us, we can all—elected officials, private citizens, presidents—do a better job of moving our country forward. Bradley is perhaps the best guide imaginable, with his firsthand knowledge of governments’ inner-workings, the country’s diversity, and the untapped potential of the American people.
From one of the foremost political and cultural thought leaders of our time, New York Times bestselling author Senator Bill Bradley comes We Can All Do Better, a game-changing and thought-provoking book about how we can break our present cycle of despair, frustration, and cynicism permeating country, and how American voters now have a unique opportunity to partake in a more participatory form of democracy.
From one of the foremost political and cultural thought leaders of our time, New York Times bestselling author Bill Bradley, comes We Can All Do Better, a game-changing and thought-provoking book about how we can break the present cycle of despair, frustration, and cynicism permeating our country, and how American voters now have a unique opportunity to partake in a more participatory form of democracy.
In We Can All Do Better, Bradley accomplishes three very powerful messages: Clarifies where we are, explains how we got here, and points the way forward. We Can All Do Better is a clear, humane, and factual journey that reminds us of the greatness of America, Americans, and the American system, while assessing the ways we have gotten off track. By providing many historical examples of prior challenges to the democracy that were eventually surmounted by a citizenry unafraid to make changes where change was needed, We Can All Do Better inspires positive action.
With its significant and lasting message, We Can All Do Better is a book we will point to in the future for its contribution to understanding, for the conversation it catalyzed, and for the forward progress it inspired. It reminds us that our common vision of America has always been more powerful than what divides us, and that every generation has, eventually, expanded the franchise, improved the system, and every now and then, saved the world. And it’s time for Americans to do so again.
About the Author
Senator William W. Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen and Company LLC. From 2001-2004, he acted as chief outside advisor to McKinsey and Companys nonprofit practice. He was a Senior Advisor and Vice Chairman of the International Council of JP Morgan and Co., Inc. from 1997-1999. During that time, he also worked as an essayist for CBS evening news and was a visiting professor at Stanford University, University of Notre Dame and the University of Maryland. Senator Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979-1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967-1977 during which time they won 2 NBA championships. In 1982 he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Senator Bradley holds a BA degree in American History from Princeton University and an MA degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored six books on American politics, culture and economy.
Currently, Senator Bradley hosts American Voices, a weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown.
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