JACKSONVILLE -- April 10, 2002 --
Previewers are submitting very positive comments about Glen Browder's upcoming book
on American democracy.
Strong endorsements of The Future of American Democracy: A Former Congressman's
Unconventional Analysis, which is to be released later this year by University Press of
America, have been submitted thus far from prominent leaders in journalism, academics,
Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta calls the book a challenging wake-up call:
Alan Ehrenhalt, executive editor of Governing magazine, says the book's recommendations
are worth reading and paying attention to:
"Glen Browder's book is a wake-up call for our democracy. This nation was built on the
principle that leadership would find the necessary consensus to advance the national
interest. That principle has been lost in the current battles over power, parties and politics.
This book challenges all of us to awake to the civil illness in our midst and restore the
fundamental strength of our democracy."
Dr. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Governmental Studies,
says students will appreciate the combination of theory and practicality:
- "Glen Browder is one of a rare breed in
American politics: He genuinely combines serious scholarship and a commitment to public
service. Browder is one of the most thoughtful and practical critics of the governmental
inertia that plagues us these days, and all of his recommendations are worth reading and
paying attention to."
Browder's book, drawing from his experiences as a public official, political scientist, and
self-described "American dreamer," closely parallels his eminent scholar public lecture
series and seminars at Jacksonville State University.
- "Rare is the
academic who combines theoretical knowledge with practicality. Glen Browder is such a
person. In this remarkable book, he challenges every citizen, especially the young, to think
anew about America's democracy. Students will love it!"