We Can All Do Better
By Bill Bradley
(Vanguard Press, Hardcover, 9781593157296, 208pp.)
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
From one of the foremost political and cultural thought leaders of our time, New York Times bestselling author Senator Bill Bradley comes We Can All Do Better, a game-changing and thought-provoking book about how we can break our present cycle of despair, frustration, and cynicism permeating country, and how American voters now have a unique opportunity to partake in a more participatory form of democracy.
Bill Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979-1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Before serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967-1977 during which time they won two NBA championships.
Bradley is the author of six books on American politics, culture, and economy, including Time Present, Time Past, The New American Story, and Values of the Game—all New York Times bestsellers.
Currently, Senator Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC and the host of American Voices, a weekly show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown.
The former New Jersey senator, basketball player and presidential candidate sees an America enduring a "slow-motion crisis." But he also sees unlimited potential to improve the U.S. In We Can All Do Better, Bradley argues that political change can come about remarkably fast, but only if people get involved. More at NPR.org
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“Bill Bradley is gone from the NBA and Senate but in this timely book he reminds us that the demands of citizenship never stop— and he offers a plan to get America back in the game.”
—Tom Brokaw, Former NBC News Anchor and New York Times Bestselling Author
“For all of us who care about the renewal of our country and the revitalization of our politics, this extraordinary book provides an indispensable guide. Bradley speaks with unusual clarity, candor, insight and passion about the problems we face and the road we can take to move forward. This book should be widely read.”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Presidential Historian
"Every American should read this courageous book. It's full of history and heart and solutions that can give us all hope. It reminds us of our better selves and represents citizen leadership at its best.”
—Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO Starbucks Coffee Company
“At his best there is no better and Bill Bradley is at the top of his game in pointing us toward the renewal of politics with practical ideas and a hopeful spirit. His many years as a public man and private citizen ground his optimism in realistic possibilities of what we can do to make America once again work for all of us.”
—Bill Moyers, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of Moyers & Company
“Bill Bradley’s We Can All Do Better is a clarion call to Americans of every political stripe and walk of life to stand up and demand of themselves and of their leaders the fair play, idealism, discipline and optimism that made America a beacon for the world. This thoughtful book deserves wide attention.”
—Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Bestselling Author
"Bill Bradley presents a cogent and historically grounded book, outlining the problems embedded in our current American way of civic engagement and proposing solutions."
"An important contribution to the national discussion with appeal to independents as well as the more traditionally party-minded."
"We Can All Do Better is a book that every responsible citizen should read, reflect on, and consider in determining which candidate to back in the upcoming elections."
—New York Journal of Books
"Bill Bradley has bravely and frankly examined the most important issues America must deal with for its economic future, its foreign policy and its political system. He is trenchant in his criticism of what was allowed to happen to the economy leading to a near financial and economic catastrophe. . .He is particularly incensed with the gridlock in the political system, that Congress is more interested in scoring partisan points rather than moved by what is for the common good. Bradley has a good grasp of the huge challenge China poses for America. . .and what it takes for America to compete with China."
—Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore