Clinton rode into office on the promise of "change." It was a safe, content- free slogan. After all, in recent years, the most radical proposals for change have come not from the Democrats but from the Republican right. "Change" could mean the further downsizing of government and neglect of social problems, or, of course, the reversal of these trends. When they went to the polls in 1992, however, most Americans had a good idea of what kind of change they wanted.
Table of Contents
Foreword /Barbara Ehrenreich -- Introduction /Michael H. Shuman -- 1 Challenges of a New Era /Richard Caplan and John Peffer -- 2 WORLD ECONOMY: Forging a Global New Deal /John Cavanagh, Robin Broad, and Peter Weiss -- 3 FOREIGN POLICY: Promoting Democratic Stability /Richard J. Barnet -- 4 NATIONAL DEFENSE: Meeting Real Security Needs /Robert L. Borosage -- 5 NATIONAL SECURITY! Dismantling the National Security State /Marcus Raskin -- 6 DOMESTIC ECONOMY: Investing in Our Future /Greg Bischak -- 7 EMPLOYMENT: Creating Decent Work /Martin Carnoy -- 8 TAXATION: Sharing the Burden /Ralph Estes -- 9 ENVIRONMENT: Achieving Sustainability /Barry Commoner -- 10 HEALTH CARE: Providing Comprehensive Coverage /Ellen R. Shaffer and Paul D. Wellstone -- 11 THE DISENFRANCHISED: Eliminating Poverty /Teresa Amott -- 12 RACE: Ensuring a True Multiculturalism /Gerald Horne -- 13 GENDER: Guaranteeing Real Equality /Julianne Malveaux -- 14 COMMUNITIES: Building Authority, Responsibility, and Capacity /David Morris -- 15 DEMOCRATIC REFORM: Restoring Democratic Principles /Ralph Nader -- ROUNDTABLE: Progressive Reform and the "Clinton Moment" /Heather Booth, Stanley Greenberg, Saul Landau, Joel Rogers, and Roger Wilkins -- Notes -- About the Book and Editors -- About the Contributors -- Index.
Richard Caplan is the New York director of the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He is former editor of World Policy Journal and has written for the New York Times, The Nation, Harper's, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. John Feffer is the author of Beyond DÃ©tente: Soviet Foreign Policy and U.S. Options (1990) and Shock Waves: Eastern Europe After the Revolutions (1992). He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal.