1st Edition

Reclaiming the American Dream The Role of Private Individuals and Voluntary Associations

Edited By Richard C. Cornuelle Copyright 1993
    235 Pages
    by Routledge

    199 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book was the first to sketch the full dimensions of the nation's voluntary sector, give it a name (the independent sector), explain its unfamiliar metabolism, and imagine its enormous unused potential for defining the central problems of an industrial society accurately and acting on them effectively. Upon publication, George Gallup said the book has sparked "the most dramatic shift in American thinking since the New Deal."

    Introduction to the Transaction Edition, A Personal Summary, 1 Resignation, Right and Left, 2 Why the Conservatives Can't Win, 3 Why the Liberals Can't Win, 4 That Was the Dream That Was, 5 The Rediscovery of Independent Action, 6 The Independent Sector, 7 The Failure of the Independent Sector, 8 What Took Us So Long?, 9 The Independent Sector's Driving Force, 10 The Independent Sector's Discipline, 11 Accepting the Competitive Challenge, 12 How to Compete with Government, 13 Business and the Public Business, 14 The Giant Stirs, 15 The Churches: Center of Concern, 16 Foundations: Citizen Risk Capital, 17 Chief Citizens in Politics, 18 Big Brotherhood or a Free Society, Afterword


    Richard C. Cornuelle