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Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life

Lappe, Frances Moore

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ISBN 10: 0787943118 / ISBN 13: 9780787943110
Published by Jossey-Bass, 2006
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0787943118 471 pages in red cloth with dust jacket. signed and inscribed by the author on the half title. some minor wear at the dj edges. else fine. Second Printing. Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size: 4to. Year: 2006. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-065342

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Title: Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our ...

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Three out of five Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, feel our country is headed in the wrong direction. America is at the edge, a critical place at which we can either renew and revitalize or give in and lose that most precious American ideal—democracy—and along with it the freedom, fairness, and opportunities it assures. Democracy’s Edge is a rousing battle cry that we can—and must—act now.  From Jefferson to Eisenhower, presidents from both parties have warned us of the danger of letting a closed, narrow group of business and government officials concentrate power over our lives. Yet today, a small and unrepresentative group of people is making vital decisions for all of us.

But this crisis is only a symptom, Lappé argues. It’s a symptom of thin democracy, something done to us or for us, not by or with us. Such democracy is always at risk of being stolen by private interests or extremist groups, left and right.  But there is a solution. The answer, says Lappé, is Living Democracy, a powerful yet often invisible citizens’ revolution surging in communities across America. It’s not random, disjointed activism but the emergence of a new historical stage of democracy in which Americans realize that democracy isn’t something we have but something we do. Either we live it or lose it, says Lappé.

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In her three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappé forever changed our thoughts about the politics of food; now in her latest book, she shakes up our ideas about democracy.

America at the edge?It's worse than you think. It's better than you think.

Three out of five Americans, including both Republicans and Democrats, feel our country is headed in the wrong direction. America is at the edge, a critical place at which we can either renew and revitalize or give in and lose that most precious American ideal—democracy—and along with it the freedom, fairness, and opportunities it assures.

Democracy's Edge is a rousing battle cry that we can—and must—act now. From Jefferson to Eisenhower, presidents from both parties have warned us of the danger of letting a closed, narrow group of business and government officials concentrate power over our lives. Yet today, a small and unrepresentative group of people is making vital decisions for all of us.

But this crisis is only a symptom, Lappé argues. It's a symptom of thin democracy, something done to us or for us, not by or with us. Such democracy is always at risk of being stolen by private interests or extremist groups, left and right.

But there is a solution. The answer, says Lappé, is Living Democracy, a powerful yet often invisible citizens' revolution surging in communities across America. It's not random, disjointed activism but the emergence of a new historical stage of democracy in which Americans realize that democracy isn't something we have but something we do. Either we live it or lose it, says Lappé.

Americans of all political persuasions are rising up to change the very ground rules that have led to concentrated wealth and power. They are tackling problems that have stumped the elite experts—ranging from those in electoral politics to local economies—in the media, in security, in our schools. Democracy's Edge is a rousing call to join these groundbreaking individuals—to act now to reclaim the very heart and soul of American democracy.

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