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"The Reform that Backfired" -- My Latest American Prospect Article

Sorry for the drought here lately. Some major life developments beginning to come into focus, on which more to come later. For those of you who haven't given up, my latest column in the American Prospect online went up today:


For those interested, here are links to Amazon for the two books mentioned in this essay:

Julian Zelizer, On Capitol Hill : The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948-2000

Robert C. Byrd, Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency

Posted by Mark Schmitt on August 9, 2004 | Permalink


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Dear Mark: As a co-Bill Bradley fan and helper, I appreciated your latest on reform. For another perspective on political reform, you might want to take a look at my new book, the one I began to discuss with you a few years ago at an early stage of its writing. It's entitled WE, THE PEOPLE: TIME for us to take our politics back from the political/media class that has taken it over -- A Conservative Populism. It's to be released by Labor Day.

It's very nice to rediscover you. Let's try to be in contact and exchange writings on topics of mutual concern, especially on what needs to be done to empower the great American majority. PETER

P.S. If you send me your e-mail address, I'd be happy to transmit a file of the book's introductory segments. This medium doesn't seem to allow for attachments. And/or, you can find select chapters in the form of articles, along with some of my other essays, online in THE ETHICAL SPECTACLE (www.spectacle.org). See, especially, "The Fractal Revolution" (Sept., 1999).

Posted by: Peter Bearse | Aug 17, 2004 10:45:01 AM