Start Making Sense is an opening salvo from a chorus of bold American thinkers, writers, and activists on how citizens can deliver U.S. politics from fear and fundamentalism. The message from the leading voices of the new progressive movement is clear: It's time to stop doing politics as usual. Start Making Sense brings together the best progressive thinkers, critics, and organizers to and offers creative ways to think about organizing, communicating, and investing in the structures and resources required for a lasting, truly democratic grassroots movement. Let's turn the lessons from election 2004 into winning progressive politics!
About the Author
Don Hazen is the executive director of the Independent Media Institute and the executive editor of AlterNet. The former publisher of Mother Jones magazine, he has edited several books, most recently After 9/11: Solutions for a Saner World.
Lakshmi Chaudhry is a senior editor at AlterNet. Previously a staff writer at Wired News, she has written for various publications including Mother Jones, The Village Voice, Bitch, and Ms.Magazine. She is coauthor of AlterNets book, The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq.
Other contributors to the book include: Arianna Huffington Amy Goodman Thomas Frank Naomi Klein Barbara Ehrenreich Farai Chideya George Lakoff Ken Salazar Tom Hayden and other leading progressive activists, thinkers, and writers.