Bright, Infinite Future A Generational Memoir on the Rise of Progressive Patriotism

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/3/2016
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Blending the historical, biographical and political, the wide-ranging Bright, Infinite Future describes how the values of the '60s are creating a new progressive majority in '16. The multi-faceted Mark Green—bestselling author, public interest lawyer and elected official—is our guide through contemporary American politics as Nader launches the modern consumer movement; Clinton wins the 1992 New York primary and therefore the nomination; and Green loses the closest NYC mayoral election in a century to Bloomberg after 9/11 in a perfect storm of money, terrorism, and race.

As Public Advocate, Green is Mayor Giuiliani's bęte noir, exposing NYPD's racial profiling, killing off Joe Camel, and then running against a "Murderer's Row" of Cuomo, de Blasio, Schumer, and Bloomberg.

Starting with the consequential movements of the '60s, Green shows how a rising tide of minority and millennial voters, GOP's lurch from mainstream to extreme, and the contrast between the presidencies of Bush and Clinton Obama are leading to a new era of "Progressive Patriotism" built on four cornerstones: an Economy-for-All, Democracy-for-All, Compact on Race & Justice, and Sustainable Climate.

Full of behind-the-scenes stories about bold-faced names, this will be the 2016 book for liberals looking to a "bright, infinite future" (Leonard Bernstein), conservatives wanting to know what they're up against, and readers who want to know "what-it-takes" in the arena.

Author Biography

Mark Green is "next to Nader, the leading public interest lawyer of his generation," according to The Nation. Hewas on PBS's Firing Line and CNN's Crossfire debating Buckley and Buchanan in the 90s, was a regular on NY1's "Wiseguys" for the past decade, and is the founder of the nationwide radio show, Both Sides Now, currently on 200 stations. He has taught at NYU Law School and NYU College of Arts & Sciences, and has written many books, including New York Times bestsellers Who Runs Congress? and The Book on Bush.

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