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ISBN-10:

1568587147

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Trade Cloth

ISBN-13:

9781568587141

Publication Year:

2012

Author:

Van Jones

Language:

English

ISBN:

1568587147

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Synopsis
In Rebuild the Dream , green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider. For the first time, he shares intimate details of his time in government - and reveals why he chose to resign his post as a special advisor to the Obama White House. Jones puts his hard-won lessons to good use, proposing a powerful game plan to restore hope, fix our democracy and renew the American Dream. The American Dream means different things to people, but the center of gravity is always the same: an ordinary person--who was not born with great wealth, but who is willing to work hard and play by the rules--should be able to find employment, live in a good community, make progress financially, retire with dignity, and give his or her children a better life. That dream is fading. On Main Street, too many people are working harder than ever - while falling further behind. They play by the rules, but cannot succeed. At the same time, other Americans, including the worst of Wall Street, break every rule, but cannot fail - because someone has already decided that they are "too big" to fail. The American Dream has been turned upside down and inside out. It is time to set things right. As the first Obama administration official to write a book about his experiences, Jones offers a unique perspective. In explaining why the 2008 "hope" bubble burst, he unveils the seven biggest mistakes made by the White House and its supporters. He explores the origin and fate of the movements that helped to elect President Obama, as well as those that have challenged and shaped his presidency. Along the way, Jones systematically reveals surprising parallels between Obama's people-powered campaign, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. At this pivotal moment, Jones argues that we must make our economy respect the 99% and work for the 100%, not just the 1%. He proposes serious solutions that fit the scale of our problems. Rebuild the Dream sets forth bold ideas inspired by the progressive values that made the twentieth century the "American Century." It shows how key public policies and investments can create millions of good, American jobs. America is still the best idea in the world. The American middle class is still her greatest invention. Rebuild the Dream is dedicated to the proposition that - with the right strategy- both can be preserved and strengthened for generations to come.

The "American Dream" is the national ethos of the United States. It's the dream of a country where, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can live with dignity, provide for your family, prosper, and give your children a better life. It's also the uniting principle that a country that strives for greatness must also take care of its most vulnerable in times of hardship and need. But right now the American Dream is an illusion. Tens of millions of willing workers can't find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, workers rights are being gutted and public unions are under siege. But a new movement - Rebuild the Dream -- is rising all across America. It's a movement that is growing stronger by the day, and will continue to gain momentum until regular Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker's power grab. Now it's spreading as millions of other Americans-inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin-stand up to say "No" to right-wing attacks on the middle class. Van Jones - bestselling author, former Green Jobs Czar to President Obama, and human rights pioneer - is channeling this new wave of energy. Rebuild The Dream- part memoir, part manifesto - forms the core of this exciting movement. Rather than casting today's political battles as familiar fights between liberals and conservatives, or even as a tug of war between Wall Street and Main Street, Jones presents the conflict in more dire terms: cheap patriotism versus deep patriotism. At stake: the survival of the American Dream itself. Outraged by the escalating attacks on America's middle class and working families, Rebuild the Dreamissues a bold defense of the progressive values that made the 20th Century an American Century. Rejecting the fashionable mantra of cut-backs and austerity, Jones makes the case for public policies and investments that will create 10 million, good-paying American jobs. Along the way, he argues that the 21st Century can be the Second American Century, if the deep patriots stay true to the American ideal of "liberty and justice for all." And perhaps most surprisingly - Jones extracts powerful insights from the success of the tea party movement. In Rebuild the Dream, Jones spells out how a renewed movement, grounded in tough-minded American idealism, can once again inspire millions to come together and offer real solutions to America's toughest problems.


Product Identifiers
ISBN-101568587147
ISBN-139781568587141

Key Details
AuthorVan Jones
Number Of Pages320 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2012-04-03
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBasic Books

Additional Details
Copyright Date2012

Dimensions
Weight14.5 Oz
Height1.1 In.
Width5.5 In.
Length8.2 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Grade FromCollege Freshman
Age Range18 - UP

Classification Method
LCCN2012-002255
LC Classification NumberHC106.84.J67 2012
Dewey Decimal330.973
Dewey Edition23

Reviews
"Van Jones has made it his life''s work to speak truth to power" --Nancy Pelosi in Time Magazine "Van Jones is an American treasure ... one of the few Americans in recent years to have generated powerful new ideas that are creating more jobs here." --Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President, on CNN.com "Van has successfully brought together urban youth with clean-tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders with business leaders, civil rights activists with environmentalists." --Arianna Huffington, on the Huffington Post "Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country." --John Podesta, President of the Center for American Progress "Van Jones has worked tirelessly to bring jobs and environmental progress to some of the poorest communities in our nation. His dedication and leadership are exactly what we need more of in Washington." --Justin Ruben, Executive Director of Moveon.org "Jones is an extraordinarily important leader. He cares, passionately, about helping young men and women find their way in the world, even if they had the misfortune to grow up in bad neighborhoods or make bad choices - and he sees in a new green economy a powerful instrument to heal their lives." --Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club "This guy is a Yale-educated lawyer, he is a best-selling authority about his specialty." --Howard Dean, Former Governor of Vermont, Presidential Candidate and Chair of the Democratic National Committee "Van is a gifted leader of ideas and of action. He makes connections, thinks beyond the box, and inspires others to join... He inspired people across the country with the insight that the transition to a sustainable economy could be the greatest jobs program since the mobilization for World War II - and that we could insure that those who were left out of the old economy could be central to the green jobs of the new economy." --Robert Borosage, President of Institute for America''s Future "Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list... seeks to harness the insurgent energies expressed by the Occupy movement into lasting institutional reform." --Rick Perlstein, Rolling Stone "Activists know that building mass movements entails a variety of cognitive and action steps. Sometimes it is useful for a skilled activist like Van Jones to provide us with a framework for discussing how to proceed. Rebuild the Dream does that. It would be a good resource for study group discussion." --Harry Targ, professor of political science at Purdue University, via The Rag Blog "In Rebuild the Dream, Jones joins other contemporary political figures in seeking an ideology-free politics powerful enough to unite people of all walks of life in the mission to achieve some moderately liberal objectives." --People''s World.com "Jones deftly explains the rise and failings of the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movements in objective but engaging language that illuminates American''s shared experiences and hopes across the ideological divides fracturing us." --Joseph Bloodworth, Dominion of New York (online) "In his new book, Rebuild the Dream , former special advisor to the Obama White House Van Jones drafts a thoughtful plan for the reconstruction of the simple American ideals and principles that secure the dream of a better life for everyone willing to work hard and play fair. With a vision centered on the benefits of a fully integrated green economy and practices of sustainable living, Jones''s book offers a detailed analysis of the circumstances that led to rise of the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movement. The author also provides a game plan for political activists looking to transform hope into lasting change and get the U.S. economy working again for everyone.

"Van Jones has made it his life's work to speak truth to power" -Nancy Pelosi in Time Magazine "Van Jones is an American treasure … one of the few Americans in recent years to have generated powerful new ideas that are creating more jobs here." -Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President, on CNN.com "Van has successfully brought together urban youth with clean-tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders with business leaders, civil rights activists with environmentalists." -Arianna Huffington, on the Huffington Post "Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country." -John Podesta, President of the Center for American Progress "Van Jones has worked tirelessly to bring jobs and environmental progress to some of the poorest communities in our nation. His dedication and leadership are exactly what we need more of in Washington." -Justin Ruben, Executive Director of Moveon.org "Jones is an extraordinarily important leader. He cares, passionately, about helping young men and women find their way in the world, even if they had the misfortune to grow up in bad neighborhoods or make bad choices and he sees in a new green economy a powerful instrument to heal their lives." -Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club "This guy is a Yale-educated lawyer, he is a best-selling authority about his specialty." -Howard Dean, Former Governor of Vermont, Presidential Candidate and Chair of the Democratic National Committee "Van is a gifted leader of ideas and of action. He makes connections, thinks beyond the box, and inspires others to join… He inspired people across the country with the insight that the transition to a sustainable economy could be the greatest jobs program since the mobilization for World War II and that we could insure that those who were left out of the old economy could be central to the green jobs of the new economy." -Robert Borosage, President of Institute for America's Future


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ISBN : 1568587147
Title :Rebuild the Dream
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Authors : Van Jones
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Publisher : Nation Books
Publication Date : 2012-04-03
Pages : 320

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