America Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation’s Path to Addressing Its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century

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America is poised to lead the 21st Century, as it led the 20th. That will happen because the country is at a tipping point in the battle for its own renewal, a renewal that will allow America to be exceptional again.

Our economy is on the move, fueled by revolutions in energy, immigration, innovation, big data and advanced manufacturing. America's energy independence has set off shockwaves. Just as important are the social transformations that are making the country ever more racially and culturally diverse, younger, a home to immigrants, and the metropolitan centers that foster a rising economic and cultural dynamism. While most other countries struggle profoundly with immigration and religious and racial differences, America's on a path to multicultural identity.

Those revolutions in the economy, society and culture and are also producing a new American majority that embraces new values and new politics. Republicans are waging a counter-revolution and that is why America looks gridlocked and why the country is turning to Democrats to take on the country's growing challenges. The economic and social transformations leave people struggling to earn enough and reach the middle class. Families are under stress. Government is corrupted by big money.

The American public is demanding the country address the dark side of our progress - and reforms are starting to happen. That is why Democrats will get to lead an era of reform and renewal comparable to the progressive era that mitigated the excesses of the Industrial Revolution.

In this incisive book, expert strategist Greenberg draws on years of research and polling to illuminate how America is far from being gridlocked and he articulates a powerful vision of how American politics and America can be renewed.

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STANLEY B. GREENBERG is a New York Times best-selling author, chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, and polling adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and CEOs. He currently advises national leaders and their campaigns in Israel, Europe, South Africa, and Latin America. He was the senior pollster for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and President Nelson Mandela. Greenberg's corporate clients include Boeing, Microsoft, and other global companies. He is the author of The Two Americas, Middle Class Dreams, and The New Majority.

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"With America Ascendant the widely respected Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg has written an ambitious book, part history, part social analysis, part campaign memo. Along the way, he provides an interesting diagnosis of America’s ills."―The Wall Street Journal

"Recommended for political junkies, progressives, and those wanting a hopeful treatise on America's future."―Library Journal, starred review

“Among the many vir­tues of Amer­ica As­cend­ant, the pro­voc­at­ive book pub­lished this week by vet­er­an Demo­crat­ic poll­ster Stan­ley B. Green­berg, is its re­cog­ni­tion that these con­trast­ing strengths each flow from the same cur­rent: an over­lap­ping gen­er­a­tion­al, ra­cial, and geo­graph­ic­al re­align­ment that has pro­duced mir­ror-im­age par­tis­an co­ali­tions that are an­ti­thet­ic­al in their val­ues and pri­or­it­ies―but are al­most ex­actly equal in size.”―The National Journal

"Contradictions and the challenges for both parties are well explored in the new book, Amer­ica As­cend­ant by Democratic pollster Stanley B. Greenberg."―The Washington Post

“As we head into the presidential primary season, Greenberg's book couldn't be timelier, more disturbing for the Republicans, or more challenging for those looking to lead the Democrats.” ―Kirkus Reviews

"In his book America Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation’s Path to Addressing Its Deepest Problems, the Democratic pollster and political strategist Stanley B. Greenberg posits that the United States is facing a moment much like the one Dickens described... Greenberg does an excellent job highlighting why this is "the best of times."―Washington Monthly

“Greenberg sees Republicans in a long-term demographic “death spiral.” But the book is also unsparing in acknowledging that Democratic weaknesses.... The power of Greenberg’s analysis is that he doesn’t dismiss the anger of these Americans, so many of whom are rallying to Donald Trump. Written before Trump’s rise, the book doesn’t mention him, but Greenberg treats what has become the Trump constituency with a heartfelt empathy.”―E.J. Dionne Jr, The Washington Post

“Here's a full-throated call to American greatness and an exuberant declaration of how we'll get there. Why? Because we're innovative, inventive, multicultural, racially blended, ethnically diverse, open to the advances of gays and women and people of color, and our cities are thriving. Stanley Greenberg -- able to take America's pulse like no one else -- also recognizes America's shortcomings: Widening inequality, the persistence of poverty and racism, and hidebound conservative Republicans. But he explains how we'll overcome these in years to come. An ebullient and uplifting view of the 21st century as America's Century.” ―Robert B. Reich, author of Beyond Outrage and former U.S. Secretary of Labor

“With a great sense of history as well as a deep understanding of the hopes and fears of today's Americans, Stan Greenberg lays out how reformers must lead a new national renewal. Our demographics and the nature of the workforce are changing in ways not seen since the industrial revolution. We now need a spirit of political reform that will match these challenges.” ―Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Steve Jobs

America Ascendant is a compelling read because you feel you are reading history before it happens. And it is eye-opening and jaw dropping at the same time. It shows how conservatives are in a fight with history, and there is just no chance of them winning. None. You name the issue. Climate change. Coal. Immigration. Marriage equality. Just a college education. They are opposed to everything the country needs to happen. And this book shows they aren¹t going to win any war with history.” ―James Carville

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