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Cogent, wide-ranging, penetrating analyses of the nation's ills.

Kirkus Reviews

The five-alarm fire that is our democracy in the present moment is a conflagration of our own making, but also one that we alone can put out. This book is a warning, a jolt to the system, but also a way out.

Tim Egan, Contributing Op-Ed writer, The New York Times

This courageous book is a timely treatment of our crisis of democracy! The variety of powerful voices and cogency of analytical viewpoints are badly needed in these grim neo-fascist times!

Cornell West, Harvard University

Where do we go from here? In "Democracy Unchained" some of the country's best minds tackle this most urgent of questions. The result is a must-read for anyone interested in -- or worried about -- the future of our Republic.

Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize Winner

We all know the story of Ben Franklin announcing outside Independence Hall in 1787 that our new country had, ‘A republic, if you can keep it.’ This collection gives us a wealth of ideas for how, exactly, we can keep it over the next century and beyond, and is a template for progressive action at a time when our country needs it most.

Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senate

Whatever your greatest public worry—from the climate emergency to extreme inequality—none can be resolved without democracy. So, here’s your tool for getting to the root solution. Let’s dig deep together.

Frances Moore Lappé

Democracy Unchained is an extraordinary compilation of essays on the parlous state of democracy in our country. Irrespective of whether you may disagree with some essays every voting citizen should make the effort to read them all as they will stimulate serious thinking and make us better stewards of our democracy.

Theodore Roosevelt IV, Barclays Bank

The looming climate catastrophe requires that we disenthrall ourselves from the constructs and assumptions of the past. Democracy Unchained presents an urgent opportunity to think anew, and to engage Americans from every part of America.

Tim Wirth, U.S. Senate, Colorado (Ret); President Emeritus, U.N. Foundation

Democracy Unchained, in both spirit and substance, represents a revolutionary collection of voices and ideas imbued with the kind of hard-headed hope of which the country is in desperate need. We’ve grumbled amongst ourselves and wrung our hands long enough in the face of these issues, and now here comes an array of disparate and visionary thinkers ready to address the uncomfortable truths inherent in our flawed America.

Eliza Griswold, writer, Pulitizer Prize winner

Brilliant, provocative, and timely. These superb essays invite us to reimagine and revitalize democratic institutions and practices. The invitation has never been more urgent or more persuasively articulated.

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University, Co-Director Forum on Religion & Ecology

This collection of essays by preeminent Americans from a wide array of backgrounds and professions, edited by David W. Orr, Andrew Gumbel, Bakari Kitwana, and William S. Becker, may someday be recognized as the 21st Century equivalent of the Federalist Papers. Certainly the times are no less perilous than when Hamilton, Madison and Jay set their pens to paper.

Richard Louv, author Our Wild Calling and The Nature Principle

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