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- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 13mm | 136g
- Publication date: 24 May 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0393346870
- ISBN 13: 9780393346879
- Sales rank: 1,035,444
From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America's political system has never been more polarized-or paralyzed-than it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation. Wheelan-who not only lectures on public policy but practices it as well (he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2009)-brings even more than his usual wit and clarity of vision to The Centrist Manifesto. He outlines a realistic ground game that could net at least five Centrist senators from New England, the Midwest, and elsewhere. With the power to deny a red or blue Senate majority, committed Centrists could take the first step toward giving voice and power to America's largest, and most rational, voting bloc: the center.
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Charles Wheelan is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics and Naked Statistics and a former correspondent for The Economist, and founder of The Centrist Party. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.