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Browder Book Getting Strong Previews

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, and politics.

Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta calls the book a challenging wake-up call:

  • "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."
Alan Ehrenhalt, executive editor of Governing magazine, says the book's recommendations are worth reading and paying attention to:

  • "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."
Dr. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Governmental Studies, says students will appreciate the combination of theory and practicality:
  • "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!"
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.


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