The Resurgent Liberal
And Other Unfashionable Prophecies
By Robert B. Reich
Vintage, Paperback, 9780679731528, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 30, 1991
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If any book can change a nation's thinking, it has to be this brilliant and perceptive work by one of the most tough-minded bearers of the torch of liberalism. For in The Resurgent Liberal Robert B. Reich, a professor at Harvard, Secretary of Labor, and the author of the best-selling The Work of Nations, not only champions a cause but looks fairly and unblinkingly at the conservative opposition. He carefully examines the four "parables" conservatives have exploited to monopolize American politics -- and what liberals must do to take it back.
"Liberalism is, I think resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are becoming so painfully aware of the alternative. The other reason is the commitment of clearheaded, lucid, and compelling advocates like Bob Reich."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
"If liberal politics is to make a comeback. It will be with the realworld prescriptions of Robert Reich."
-- Kevin R. Phillips, author of The Politics of Rich and Poor