About the Author
Dr. Kelleher earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1984. He earned his BA and MA from San Francisco State. His first book, The New Election Game, was published in 1987. Inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller’s idea of voting by telephone, Dr. Kelleher showed how US elections could be organized around telephone voting. Of course, this was before the “PC Revolution.” After the rise of the Internet, the emergence of Internet voting seems inevitable, and the organization suggested in The New Election Game has been adapted to facilitate that emergence. Dr. Kelleher’s second book, Progressive Logic, shows how the political reforms advocated by Progressives throughout American history are expressions of “the natural order of values.” This order of values is a part of human evolution, because the human brain evolved in community. While humans naturally see human life as precious, social conditioning can override this natural tendency. However, if the natural order of values is articulated as a set of principles, which this work does, self-destructive social conditioning can be reversed through education. Internet Voting Now! Shows how our election system can be designed to serve the people who must live with it, rather than exploit and manipulate those people, as the two-party system now does. Having systems that serve people is consistent with Progressive Logic. Dr. Kelleher has taught political science, American Politics, and citizenship in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years.