The Future of American Progressivism: An Initiative for Political and Economic Reform

The Future of American Progressivism An Initiative for Political and Economic Reform Unless Americans prove themselves willing to be as open minded about the institutional arrangements of the country as they have been about almost everything else they will continue to find their hope

  • Title: The Future of American Progressivism: An Initiative for Political and Economic Reform
  • Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger Cornel West
  • ISBN: 9780807043271
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unless Americans prove themselves willing to be as open minded about the institutional arrangements of the country as they have been about almost everything else, they will continue to find their hopes frustrated It is not enough to rebel against the lack of justice unless we also rebel against the lack of imagination.Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Cornel West argue that thUnless Americans prove themselves willing to be as open minded about the institutional arrangements of the country as they have been about almost everything else, they will continue to find their hopes frustrated It is not enough to rebel against the lack of justice unless we also rebel against the lack of imagination.Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Cornel West argue that the path to progressive reform goes through reorganization of our economic and political instutitions tax and spending are not enough Breaking with the conventional ideas of American progressive politics, they show how we can stimulate economic growth and guarantee a minimum of resources for all citizens.

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    1. tl;dr - this is not the Roberto Unger you are looking for.Heard Roberto Unger on the Economist and was pretty intrigued - the call for radical transformation of public institutions via experimentation/innovation was in my wheelhouse.The most charitable reading would be: Unger and West were pretty forward thinking (this is published in the late 90s, after all), for anticipating the growing challenge of inequality to the country (they call this the economic vanguard vs the rearguard) and for layin [...]

    2. Good starting point for progressive thinking but the common thread throughout is this. Are you the progressive thinker or are you spoon fed the progressive viewpoint and then believe it’s yours.

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