Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (And Redeeming Promise) Of Our CountryBy William Greider
Rodale / 328 pages / $25.95
For decades, William Greider acknowledges, he has played the role of Cassandra, "warning of dire economic consequences ahead and being mostly ignored." A former journalist for The Washington Post and Rolling Stone, he has felt "like a bag lady on a street corner, waving a placard at the passing crowds."
Greider believes that the financial crisis is his last best hope - and America's. The nation, he claims, has reached "a rare moment" with the potential to empower citizens to "disarm the prevailing concentrations of power" and "liberate democracy."