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In Defense of Public Service

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In Defense of Public Service by Cedric L. Alexander
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Jan 21, 2020 | ISBN 9781523085071

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“Over 30 years in a uniform in defense of our freedoms convinced me that soldiering was a good thing. Then I read Cedric Alexander’s book. I didn’t “defend” anything; I pursued liberty…supported by millions of selfless civil servants. They have my thanks.”
—Major General James “Spider” Marks (US Army retired), President, The Marks Collaborative and CNN National Security contributor
“A gripping and passionate analysis. Thank you Cedric for telling the story of the deserving men and women of the public service. They deliver civilization to us every day.”
—Patrick Malone, Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
“Cedric Alexander provides an extraordinarily thoughtful and perceptive defense of public service and the dangers of hyper-partisanship from the unique point of view of a clinical psychologist, a police chief, and a leader in the field of community policing. This is an important book for all who care not just about policing in the 21st century but civility and good government in all its aspects.”
—Barry Scheck, Co-Founder, Innocence Project, and professor of law, Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law
“Cedric Alexander’s In Defense of Public Service should be required reading for everyday citizens as well as for anyone considering a life in the ‘Fourth Branch of our government.’  In a time of profound political division and deep skepticism about the so-called “Deep State”, this book sheds much needed light on the extraordinary contribution made by those unelected officials who actually keep our democracy running.”
—Tony Goldwyn, Actor
“For almost 10 years I have had the privilege of teaching leadership to highly placed Federal managers. I am constantly inspired by their dedication, intelligence, and work ethic. In Defense of Public Service makes it clear why we all owe our civil servants a debt of gratitude and appreciation.”
—Marilee Adams, Ph.D. bestselling author: Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life, Adjunct Professor, Key Executive Leadership Program, School of Public Affairs, American University

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