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The Gardens of Democracy by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer
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The Gardens of Democracy by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer
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Nov 08, 2011 | ISBN 9781570618239

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Recommended by Justin Trudeau (Quora Q&A, April 2017)

“Liu and Hanauer have proposed a powerful new way to think about how society works and there is a lot here for conservatives to work with and debate.” —Noah Kristula-Green, The Daily Beast

The Gardens of Democracy provides a refreshing new conceptual approach to understanding our economic and political situation, and it will help us move past the fossilized ideas in today’s public debates.” —Francis Fukuyama, author of The Origins of Political Order

“Society is a garden. Liu and Hanauer’s simple metaphor makes the complexities and limits of social policy emerge before your eyes. Statists can’t see the interconnections of organic systems. Free marketers can’t see that a garden needs some tending. If you’re looking for a way forward out of America’s dangerous gridlock, read this wonderful book.” —Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia and author of The Righteous Mind

“Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer are progressives who always think outside the box, and that’s why everyone should pay attention to them. The Gardens of Democracy shakes up our stale debate over government’s role in a dynamic society, and in a thoughtful, creative and inventive way. Everyone will find something to disagree with here, and that’s the point: getting us out of our comfort zones is an immensely useful democratic undertaking.” —E.J. Dionne Jr., author of Why Americans Hate Politics

“I highly recommend [The Gardens of Democracy] as a big gust of fresh air to clear out the dense, stale, gases we have all been breathing when it comes to how we talk about politics and citizenship. It is time to break out of the prison of left/right thinking that has made politics so mean spirited in recent years . . . There is something in this new metaphor for both the left and the right.” —Ray Smock, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies


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