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A Liberal Mandate: Reflections on our Founding Vision and Rants on how we have Failed to Achieve it Paperback – January 8, 2010
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In addition, I served as a full-time paid staffer on the McGovern Presidential campaign and have been a volunteer a number of times since then, most recently for President Obama. If there is a common thread that ties all of this together, it is the sense of mission that marked the 60s and that decade's vision of what America could and should become.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard, a Ph.D. in international relations, and a Master of Divinity degree. I have lived in Washington, DC for over 40 years and considers politics to be life's greatest spectator sport.
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The promises the author says we must keep are those found in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution: community, equality, human rights, and justice. His argument is that only a government even more liberal than we have experienced since the New Deal and Great Society can make these promises a reality. This is a must read for liberals if we are ever going to get ourselves together.
Martin engages ideas that rest in the soul of America's founding documents, America's founding vision. These are the words of equality, community, rights, justice, government. They are words that Martin contends ought center us back onto living up to the promise. His strikingly frank and honest dialogue are fresh and challenging for our current political discourse that looks for buzzwords, not engaging conversation. Speaking of being provided health care after a traffic accident while in England, Martin says, "That was England, this is America, the most moral righteous, generous, and decent of all countries, as our political leaders are fond of telling us (by the way, how do they know this? It's kind of like a corner store saying it has the world's coldest beer or a deli advertising the world's best hamburger. How can such determinations possibly be made?)." Martin holds nothing back, and is unapologetic about utilizing experience to inform ideas.
Martin is a must read for any liberal or progressive.Read more ›
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I don't know if this would be considered a review of the book, "A Liberal Mandate,"
By Keith D. Martin.
These are simply my thoughts after reading it. Read more
Mr. Martin's depiction of the state of the nation and how the conservative movement has lost sight of all morality while at the same time preaching morality and pointing out the... Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by debbiewiserwilliams
I am troubled by the direction our nation has taken during the past decade. The noise level is increasing as pundits and hired guns for one or another position fill the airwaves... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Bill Ardis
Keith Martin makes a compelling case in his book, "A Liberal Mandate," for recognizing that those marginalized in our society - by poverty, discrimination, lack of access to... Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by D. Maguire
Keith D. Martin's book, A Liberal Mandate is both insightful, yet thought-provoking.
Easy to read, and even easier to understand, the author makes some great points,... Read more
In "A Liberal Mandate", Keith Martin has written an important book that resonates on two levels. First, "A Liberal Mandate" presents a strong case for a liberal approach to... Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by Howard W. Greenup
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A Review by Adam Sirgany: Warning: If you are a "Tea Party patriot" with high blood pressure, do not buy "A Liberal Mandate." Keith D. Read morePublished on July 11, 2011 by David Martin
On reading A Liberal Mandate, you can get a clear picture of democracy as it is today. Out democracy is under attack, and not from abroad,but from the powers within. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Beth Miles