This event is the Washington, D.C. book launch of Ted Halstead & Mike Lind's The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics. James Fallows, Chairman of the Board of the New America Foundation, will offer opening remarks.
Advance Praise for The Radical Center:
"A political manifesto worthy of the Information Age."
-- SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN
"A provocative, thoughtful, and timely message for the political establishment and the governing class, The Radical Center should be mandatory reading for everyone in office and for those of us who cover them."
-- TOM BROKAW, NBC NEWS
"In this brilliant book, Halstead and Lind capture a new center visible to the next generation but never before expressed. Regardless of your political party, your future is here."
-- ERIC SCHMIDT, CHAIRMAN OF GOOGLE
"A milestone in political thinking. Nowhere else has the case for the irrelevance of the old categories of Left and Right been put so forcefully. The Radical Center is required reading for anyone who aspires to political literacy."
-- JOHN GRAY, AUTHOR OF FALSE DAWN
"Everyone agrees that we live in a revolutionary age in which technology is changing life as we know it. Now come Ted Halstead and Michael Lind with an ambitious agenda - to reinvent our politics for these new times. They offer a fresh and intelligent roadmap for America's future."
-- FAREED ZAKARIA, NEWSWEEK
"The Radical Center provides what the political establishment thus far has failed to articulate: a clear and coherent program of innovative policy ideas adapted to the Information Age. With a creative drive and passion like those of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Halstead and Lind offer a bold vision of institutional transformation."
-- ERIC BENHAMOU, CHAIRMAN OF 3COM CORPORATION
"Halstead and Lind represent important and refreshing new voices of the generation to come, whose work will challenge received opinion about public policy."
-- FRANCIS FUKUYAMA, AUTHOR OF THE END OF HISTORY
"The Radical Center represents new thinking, combining lessons learned from the past with an optimistic view of the future. This book deserves to be read by thoughtful Americans of all generations."
-- JOHN C. WHITEHEAD, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF GOLDMAN SACHS
"Halstead and Lind offer us a new progressive center. I hope this book starts the wide-ranging debate that we need."
-- BILL JOY, COFOUNDER OF SUN MICROSYSTEMS
"The curse of modern politics is what the technology world calls ?legacy code? - inherited taboos, biases, and blinders that prevent most public figures from expressing, or even thinking, original thoughts. The Radical Center shows us how we could deal with a number of intractable public issues if we were willing actually to think about them rather than just operating by reflex and rote."
-- JAMES FALLOWS, CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION
The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW (Holman Lounge)Washington, DCSee map: Google Maps
- Michael Lind
Whitehead Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and Author of What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President